Hubballi schoolboy attacked for talking to girl, four detained

Hubballi, July 8 (IANS): An incident of a schoolboy being attacked for talking to a girl at school was reported from Hubballi in Karnataka on Monday.

Police Commissioner for Hubballi and Dharwad, N. Shashikumar, said that a video of a gang of five to six members attacking a schoolboy had gone viral on social media.

He said that the incident caused concern among schools, colleges, and parents.

“Considering the seriousness of the situation, action has been initiated. The investigation was taken up following a complaint by the principal of the school,” he said.

Police Commissioner Shashikumar said that the investigation revealed that the victim was attacked for talking to a school girl after arguments between the victim and others.

“Those who attacked him are students of different schools and colleges. Four accused have been booked under the Juvenile Justice Act, and legal action against a 19-year-old nursing college student has been taken,” he said.

He said that a meeting was held with the students, principals, and parents of the accused and directions have been issued to educate the boys not to indulge in any crime in the future.

“The Hubballi-Dharwad Police Commissionerate has directed all schools and colleges within the limits of the Hubballi and Dharwad twin cities to install CCTV cameras. They have also been told to contact the police if any untoward incidents takes place,” the Police Commissioner said.

Police said that the victim was questioned by the gang about why he was talking to the girl and when arguments broke out between them, the gang attacked him.

“They rained blows on the victim and kicked him. The video of the incident went viral on social media, creating panic among parents, teachers, and the student community,” the police said.




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  • Karthiyayani Nambiar, Nellore

    Wed, Jul 10 2024

    Moral policing has no place in modern day society A girl and boy can talk as they wish

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Jul 09 2024

    We will never improve ,still in olden times .Modi is saying Bharath badal rahe? Students should not only learn to write and read but also learn to behave with surrounding.Learn to respect girls or co students.

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  • Kumar, Mangalore . Surathkal

    Mon, Jul 08 2024

    Amrut kal after Congo party came to power .

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  • Sean Fernandez, Manipal, Udupi

    Mon, Jul 08 2024

    Real Kujuma might be thanking his/her Lord Siddhu and grinning while reading this article. He/She is a blind Dongi follower in this platform.

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  • Dr Alexander, Bangalore/USA

    Tue, Jul 09 2024

    You will end up in the surathkal and selling dung. Thank you for being that way, so we easily go forward and can live dignified and respectful life with our family. You are another uncivilized human.

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  • Sunil, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 09 2024

    It was no different when BaJPe party was in power

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