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Boy, 15, sexually harassed, bullied by classmates in Chennai school

The teen reportedly told the doctors treating him about the harassment he had been facing and immediately, as per the law, the doctors informed the police.

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The boy was allegedly beaten and sexually harassed by his classmates (Representational)

By Akshaya Nath: A student of Class 10 was allegedly sexually harassed and bullied by classmates in Chennai. The 15-year-old boy studying in Kendriya Vidyalaya in Chennai was admitted to the state-run KMC Hospital in the city on Wednesday after he complained of stomach pain, dizziness and body ache.

The teen reportedly told the doctors treating him about the harassment he had been facing and immediately, as per the law, the doctors informed the police.

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The parents of the teen had given a written complaint to the school management two days back about the alleged sexual harassment and bullying their son had been facing on campus.

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“We transferred our son from the KV in Pondicherry to Chennai around four months back. About a month after joining the school, my son complained about how he was being targeted by some students who had been forcing him to speak vulgar language, hit him on his stomach, head, and groin and even forced him to touch himself in the restroom,” the boy’s father told India Today TV.

“Two days ago, I made a complaint. It was such a late complaint because my son didn’t tell me anything before. In a school like this, a student is being hit and tortured like that. What kind of parenting do they have? Is there any counselling in school? To beat a child, sexually harass him and steal his food, threaten him, this is so saddening,” he said.

The boy’s father also alleged that the teen was stripped and made to masturbate and when he refused, he was beaten up. He further claimed that his son began to fear going to school and that he had given a verbal complaint initially to his teachers a month back. But the complaint only made things worse for the boy, the father said, adding that the boy was even told that he would be killed if any further complaints came in.

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“From the third day of joining the school, my son has been harassed physically and has been tortured sexually. I gave a complaint to his class teacher two months back. But the physical harassment, sexual harassment and also instigation to commit suicide were done by a few of his classmates and Class 11 students,” the parents said in their written complaint.

The father alleged that the doctors had said that the boy had internal injuries. He is currently in the ICU.

The police have begun investigating the case. However, no official complaint has been filed by the parents or the school management yet with the police.

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