District Correspondence, Ranaghat: In a gruesome incident, 5 school students have been hung upside down from trees and beaten mercilessly for ‘stealing’ and eating bananas. The incident took place on Thursday under Dhantala police station’s Bankim Nagar area in Nadia district.
3 of the victims were students of Class X, one is a 9th standard student whereas another is in 6th standard. Reportedly, the students ate some bananas from a tree on Wednesday and in order to teach them lessons some people allegedly not only beat them up but also tortured them by shaving their heads and eyebrows and put poisonous ants inside their pants. The attackers also demanded Rs. 2 lakh compensation, when the family members of the boys went to the spot to set them free.
The victims- Bapi Roy, Sagar Biswas, Lokesh Biswas, Shubho Chakraborty and Jayanta Biswas have been residents of Nadia Dhantala’s Bankim Nagar Tantipara. Bapi’s condition deteriorated after the incident and had to be admitted in JNM hospital.
Meanwhile, those who ‘punished’ the boys have been absconding after the incident. The Dhantala people are searching for them.