The accused also recorded a video of the alleged assault and threatened to post it on social media if the Class XII boy went to police. The cops are trying to find out the motive behind the attack. They suspect it could be the fallout of a tussle over a girl with whom the boy had developed friendship recently. Though the alleged assault took place on September 28, the boy’s family approached the cops only on Saturday.
According to the complaint, the 17-year-old boy — son a builder from Ghaziabad — had gone to meet a Class X girl of the same school in Kavi Nagar around 1pm on September 28. Two if his friends accompanied him in his car. As soon as the boy stepped out and started talking to the girl, the group of four students pounced on him. His friends came to rescue, but they, too, were beaten up. The boy was then forced into his own car and made to drive towards a forest in Govindpuram.
“They had stuffed my mouth with a handkerchief. One of the students snatched my phone and transferred some of the pictures into his device. They also deactivated my social media accounts,” the complaint said.
“They then made me take off my T-shirt and started beating me with belts and sticks. All this while, one of them was recording a video of the assault on me. They made me say on record that I was in a relationship with a girl of my school. They threatened to post the video online if I reported the matter to anyone,” it added.
A cop said the four students might have planned the attack on the boy when they saw him talking to the girl. “We are scanning CCTV footage of the area. In one of the clips, the students can be seen beating up the boy. We are also checking if the girl who had called the boy to the spot is involved in any way,” the officer said.
The Class XII student has said he knows only two of the four accused by name. Nagendra Chaubey, the SHO of Kavi Nagar police station, said an FIR had been registered against two named and two unmanned students under IPC sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 365 (kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person) and 506 (criminal intimidation). “We will soon contact the school and seek details about the accused students,” Chaubey added.