The 42-year-old director along with two juvenile students of a Vedic school in Maharashtra’s Parbhani district was arrested for the alleged assaulting and ragging of two other minor students.
The incident happened in the Ganesh Ved Pathshala, located on Basmat Road in Parbhani which is 500 km from Mumbai, between August 26 and September 12.
“The victims, in the age group of 9 to 10 years, were allegedly ragged and their private parts tied with ‘manjha’ (string) by the accused,” Sanjay Pardeshi, Parbhani’s deputy superintendent of police said. “The incident came to light last Wednesday when parents of the two victims complained to the police about it,” Sanjay added.
Officer mentioned that not only their private parts were tied, they were also mercilessly beaten up and the victims suffered injuries on their private parts. When the victims had complained to the Ved Pathshala director, Sudhir Kulkarni, about the inhuman treatment they were being subjected to on the pretext of ragging but their pleas were disregarded, the official said.
During the investigation, the police found that the Ved Pathshala, where only six students were enrolled, was not registered with the registrar office and was running illegally.
The police registered a case against the accused under the Sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the Indian Penal Code, under provisions of the Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.