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Lahore school suspends 5 students, including victim over bullying and violence incident

The National Commission on Rights of the Child (NCRC) has also taken notice of the incident

Lahore school has suspended 5 students, including the victim over a bullying and violence incident that came to light via viral videos.

The circular by the Scarsdale International School, a copy of which is available with OyeYeah.com, was issued by Headmaster Romuald Delattre on January 20.

The letter stated that this was the “first time” such an incident had occurred since the school was started 25 years ago.

It added that the management and the board of directors had taken a “serious view of the incident”, and had named three senior faculty members to thoroughly investigate it and submit a report within 10 working days.

“Based on their recommendations/findings, from the investigating effort, disciplinary actions against the concerned students shall be taken. Serious misdemeanours by the concerned students may result in the expulsion of the students from the school, according to the school’s regulations,” the school notified.

On the other hand, the National Commission on the Rights of the Child (NCRC) has also taken notice of the incident.

Earlier this week, Four girls students who were booked for allegedly manhandling their class fellow at a private school in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) area of Lahore, managed to get pre-arrest bail.

The Lahore sessions court has barred authorities from arresting three girls involved in the alleged torture until Jan 30.

An FIR was lodged after a video of the incident showing school students beating a girl, went viral on social media.

The police filed the first information report (FIR) against the suspects under sections 337A (i), 354, and 379 of the PPC.

 

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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