In a shocking incident, a class 10 student of Pathways School, Noida, is seen slapping another student in order to record the incident and put it on social media platform Snapchat.
The incident reportedly took place on Monday at around 2 pm inside the school campus.In the video, the victim is seen in distress and tries to cover his face as a fellow student slapped him mercilessly.
The duo is surrounded by few other students but they do not interfere. The student who is recording the clipping supposedly on a mobile phone is purportedly continuously directing them how to give a perfect shot in one go.
At the end of the video, the victim is seen bleeding from his left ear.Doctors say the student has been left with a hole in his eardrum, resulting in 25 per cent hearing loss.
His parents say the boy has stopped going to school and weeps repeatedly.The matter came to notice after the student’s parents complained to the school management stating that this has caused intense mental, physical, and emotional trauma to their son.
The victim’s mother received the video from the parent of a fellow student.The family has also alleged that the school authorities neither provided emergency medical aid to the student nor informed them.
The family, however, has not filed any police complaint as of now.The school authorities, however, claimed that it was not a case of bullying or ragging. “It was an unfortunate incident but not a bullying incident.
It was an outcome of a consensual peer ‘slap bet’ episode that a few Pathways School Noida students had between themselves. The school had been swift in responding to the situation and has taken appropriate action with involvement of parents of the students involved,” said Dr Shalini Advani, director of Pathways School Noida.