Court scraps bail plea of teacher in assault case

One-liner: A court in Delhi has dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of a school teacher, who had conspired with a student and other teachers, to assault a 15-year-old boy.

Specific allegations: It said specific allegations and specific roles at the relevant time were raised against her by the complainant. 

Bail granted: The court, meanwhile, granted anticipatory bail to two other teachers in the case after noting that according to the complainant, they were not present at the spot of the incident. 

Complaint: The court was hearing the anticipatory bail pleas of three school teachers in a case where the complainant, a Class 11 student, alleged a student of the same class, with the connivance of the three accused teachers, assaulted him on Aug 13, 2022. 

Sharp injuries: The complainant received sharp injuries on his head and, subsequently, the student or Child in Conflict with Law (CCL) was apprehended, the prosecution said. 

Having knife: ``Specific allegations and specific role, at the relevant time, is raised only against the accused Nisha Rani for having a knife and giving it to the CCL for inflicting injuries to the victim," Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat said.

  • Thus, there is a specific role attributed to the accused about bringing a knife and giving it to the CCL and asking him to hit the victim, the judge said

Conspiracy: The court noted that as per the complaint, the accused was not only present at the spot, but also participated in the act, and this aspect of conspiracy required investigation. 

  • According to the complainant, the accused teachers Nisha Rani and Arun Sharma suspected that he used to laugh and talk about their character

FIR registered: Jagatpuri police had registered an FIR against the three accused under IPC Sections 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention), but later added Sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy).

Source: PTI

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