Fight for life after school brawl

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By OUR BUREAU
  • Published 2.07.13
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A classroom punch-up on Monday afternoon left a Class XII student of a co-educational ICSE school near Baguiati with a blood clot in his head.

Sayantan Bose, 17, of Anandapally in Entally, has been admitted to the Institute of Neurosciences after the brawl with two classmates around 12.45pm.

“He is in the intensive therapy unit (ITU). His condition is serious but he is responding to treatment,” a hospital source said.

Asish Bose, the teen’s father, said CT scan reports showed a blood clot in his head. “I have learnt that one of my son’s classmates punched him just above his left ear. He is now fighting for his life in hospital,” he added.

The boy’s parents have lodged a complaint of assault against the two boys. “Based on the complaint, an FIR has been written. We will check the injury and investigate the motive behind the assault before arresting the accused,” said a senior officer of Bidhannagar police commissionerate.

The authorities of National English School — adjacent to a shopping mall along VIP Road — said the three students fought in the third period after writing their Hindi and Bengali unit tests in the first two. The two students have been suspended, though the school claimed that it has no idea what triggered the fight.

“We came to know about the incident when some of the students reported it. Sayantan told us that he was not feeling well and we immediately took him to the nearby nursing home,” principal Mousumi Saha said.

“There was no teacher in the class when this happened. One of boys have scratch marks on him while the other has broken his spectacles,” the principal added.

Bose, who runs a civil construction business, claimed that the school came to know about the incident when he reached there after his son called him on his cell phone.

“Sayantan called me at 12.45pm to say that he had been punched by two classmates and needed help. I reached a little after 1pm from my Moulali office. He passed out while narrating the incident to a teacher, the principal and me,” he added.

Bose said his son underwent underwent a CT scan at the nursing home.

“The scan revealed the blood clot. He was frothing at the mouth and suffering from fits, something that he never had,” the father said. Officers of Baguiati police station said they have spoken to the parents of all three students.

Death

A 26-year-old woman died late Sunday after suffering 80 per cent burns in Haridevpur on the southern fringe of the city.

Police said Rinku Baidya, a resident of Sukanta Sarani, had set herself on fire. She was taken to MR Bangur Hospital, where she was declared dead on arrival.