CHENNAI: Classroom bullying took a nasty turn in a Kancheepuram government school on Wednesday, when a class XI boy was allegedly beaten to death by his classmate when they got into a fistfight in the absence of the teacher.
While the victim B Janaki Raman (16) did not suffer any external injuries, doctors said he had suffered brain haemorrhage, which send him into a coma and subsequently led to repeated cardiac arrests. The boy who assaulted Janaki Raman is now placed in a juvenile observation home.
The two boys, who were apparently having a hostile relationship recently, were engaged in a fistfight around 11.55 am, soon after a teacher left on completion of a period and the teacher for the next period was yet to arrive. “When we asked the juvenile delinquent, he said the victim had bad-mouthed his parents. He said he was caught in a fit of rage and assaulted him, but never expected it to turn out so serious,” said a police officer of the Siva Kanchi police station.
The seriousness of the situation descended on the classmates when Janaki Raman swooned and did not respond. The teachers rushed him to the Kancheepuram government hospital. He was later referred to a private multi-specialty hospital in Chennai and then Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital. “Even as there was no external injuries, it seems his internal injuries were severe. He died in the hospital around midnight,” said the police officer. “He had suffered haemorrhage in the brain and was in coma with ventilator support when admitted. He suffered two cardiac arrests in succession and died within a few minutes,” said a doctor.