Patna, Oct 7: In yet another shocking incident in Bihar exposing state's law and order situation, 40 minor girls were allegedly thrashed by a mob when the girls reisted sexual overtures of a group of young men from nearby village in Supaul district. The injured students belonged to the residential schoolKasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) in Darpakha village under Triveniganj block. These girls are from SC, ST, OBC and minority communities. 34 girls studying in class 6 to 8 have been admitted in hospital after the attack."FIR has been registered.Accused will be arrested soon. Action will be taken against school after reports come," said SDM Triveniganj. " Some women have been taken into custody&are being interrogated. If they're found to be involved, they'll be arrested. A team of SHOs of 4 police station have been formed to conduct raids. We have talked to the hospital, they say that the injured are stable," said ASP Triveniganj.The incident happened on Saturday when girls were playing in the campus when boys from the adjacent Middle School started harrasing girls sexually and passed lewd comments. The girls resisted and chased them using sticks and stones.The young men went back and told about the incident to their parents. the parents along with villagers and attacked the girls. There was ruckus in school for about 30 minutes in which the mob thrashed the girls brutally. Many girls were bleeding after the attack.After the hostel warden Reema Raj informed the administration, the wounded students were taken to hospital. Two girls were seriously injured and were shifted to Supaul Sadar Hospital. “Suddenly, the girls started screaming and shouting. First, I thought they were making noise while playing. When the voices got louder, I saw around 15 people, both men and women thrashing the girls with canes and rods. I alerted the security guard at the hostel and called up the local administration. By the time the security guard reached the school campus, they ran away,” Reema Raj was quoted as saying by TOI.“Both the schools (KGBV and Middle School) are in the same campus but have separate buildings and common playground. The girls asked them not to write vulgar messages. The youths later sexually harassed them, which the girls opposed and beat them up. Later the boys called their parents and thrashed the girls,” said Supaul DM Baidya Nath Yadav.State education minister Krishna Nandan Prasad Verma promised strict action against the culprits. “To avoid such incidents in future, the department will take steps to ensure the safety of girls in schools, especially residential ones. The department will appoint female constable and security personnel in girls’ schools,” he said.
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