Published On: Mon, Jun 29th, 2015

Mob Lynches DPS Director, after bodies of two students found in ditch

Patna: The Director of the DPS School in Nalanda district of Bihar, Devendra Prasad (53) was lynched by a mob on Sunday after the bodies of two students were found in a ditch nearby.

Devendra Prasad Sinha (53), ran a school called DPS, which he had named after himself, gets beaten to death by mob.Photo : ANI

Devendra Prasad(53), ran a school called DPS, which he had named after himself, gets beaten to death by mob.
Photo : ANI

Initially, mob vandalised the institute and torched vehicles and later mercilessly beat up Prasad with sticks.

The mob which held Prasad responsible for the deaths of two students from his school.

“Prasad succumbed during treatment at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH),” Nalanda’s Superintendent of Police (SP) Sidharth Mohan Jain said.

“A post-mortem examination is being carried out on the body to ascertain the exact cause of his death,” he added.

“Some in the crowd mercilessly beat up Prasad with lathis, while some of them kicked him as he lay on the ground with his face down,” the officer said.

The victim, Prasad, ran the school, which he had named after himself as Devendra Public School (DPS). The school has no connection with the popular Delhi Public School.

The badly battered DPS Director was taken by a police team, led by the DSP (Law and Order) Sanjay Kumar, to Sadar hospital at Biharsharif where the attending doctors referred him to PMCH at Patna, the SP added. He said strict action will be taken against the guilty persons.

An FIR was lodged against unidentified people responsible for the assault on the DPS Director, Jain said.

Earlier in the day, the bodies of two Class IV students aged around 7-8 years identified as Ravi Kumar and Sagar Kumar, were recovered from a pond adjacent to the school, who stayed in the hostel of this local School.

“The bodies of Ravi Kumar and Sagar Kumar were fished out from a water-filled ditch near Nirpur close to the school, sparking off protests by locals,” said Sunil Kumar, Nalanda police station in charge.

Prasad had earlier said both students had left the school without informing the officials. While according to reports, Prasad had beaten the boys for complaining against stale and adulterated food.

“He thrashed the two boys so mercilessly they succumbed to their injuries. Later, their bodies were thrown in the adjacent pond to make it seem like an accident. But the fact is blood was oozing out of one of the boys’ right eye and the left ear of the other student,” said a local.

Bihar DGP P K Thakur said a DIG-rank officer would probe the matter and submit his report. “We have sought video footage of the incident. We will identify those involved in the thrashing and punish the guilty,” said SP Nalanda.


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