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4 minors apprehended for assaulting junior in Odisha

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They thrashed a Class I student and threw him into a drain

Four Class IV and V students of a residential school in Koraput district of Odisha have been apprehended for allegedly attempting to murder a first standard boy.

The incident took place at the Mahadeiput residential school, managed by the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Development Department of the Odisha government, on January 10.

‘Attempt to murder’

According to police sources, the four minor boys were apprehended on Sunday on charges of attempt to murder. They were produced before the Juvenile Justice Board that granted them bail following undertakings from their parents, the police said.

Two of the boys are from Class IV while the other two are from Class V.

The victim has been admitted to SLNM Medical College and Hospital in Koraput. His condition is reported to be stable.

The victim went missing from the hostel on January 10 and was rescued in an unconscious state from a drain near the school campus the next day.

‘Both hands fractured’

Additional Superintendent of Police, Koraput, K.V. Rao said both hands of the victim are fractured and he also has head injuries.

The parents of the victim have registered a complaint with the Koraput Sadar police station.

“Based on the names provided by the victim, the police managed to identify and apprehend the four minors involved in the attack,” said Mr. Rao.

Initial investigation revealed that two days before the incident, the Class I student had teased a Class IV student and also slapped him. The group had then planned to take revenge.

‘Deserted spot’

On January 10, they called the victim to a deserted spot near the school campus and allegedly thrashed him ruthlessly. When the victim became unconscious, they allegedly threw him into a drain and returned to the hostel. They did not mention about the incident to anyone.

A case has been registered under Section 341 (wrongful restraint), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the four juveniles, the ASP said.

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