Class VII boy’s parents allege he was sodomised by classmates

Alleging that their son has been sodomised by his classmates for the last one year, the parents of a Class VII student of a school in Rohtak on Tuesday created ruckus at the school premises. Taking cognizance of a complaint lodged by them, the Rohtak police has registered a case into their allegations.

On Tuesday morning, the parents of the student, accompanied by their friends and relatives, reached the school and started arguing with the authorities. They also reportedly manhandled the principal and smashed some windowpanes. They later went on to block the Rohtak-Jind highway. It was only after the Rohtak police assured that prompt action will be taken in the case, the family lifted the blockade.

According to the complaint lodged by the parents, their son was being sodomised in the school toilet for the last one-and-a-half years by his three classmates. It added that the boy was also forced by his classmates to steal money from his home.

The parents claimed that they came to know about the matter only when they found a suicide note written by the boy. "After we caught hold of the suicide note, we questioned our son and he told us the horrific tale. When we asked the school authorities to take action in the matter, they tried to bribe us with Rs 5 lakh for keeping quiet. Is this the way the school is supposed to be functioning," the boy's parents told mediapersons in Rohtak.

When contacted, Rohtak SP Vivek Sharma said: "A complaint was lodged with the police, in which, the boy's parents have levelled allegations of sodomy. We have registered a case under Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act-2012. Since the boys who have allegedly committed the crime are minors, we have not taken anybody into custody yet."

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