Alleging theft in the school hostel, a class-10 student of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Balurghat had to recently face ragging at the hands of some senior boys.

The school administration, on the other hand, allegedly failed to inform the boy’s parents of the incident on time.

The parents were informed only after the boy underwent treatment at the Balurghat hospital.

The principal has also been accused of trying to hush up the matter, while he requested the parents to avoid a police complaint and solve the matter in the school itself.

Washim Firoz Sarkar was thrashed and ragged by some students of standard 11 on Tuesday night in the boys’ hostel in the presence of other students, it is alleged.

A senior boy even uploaded a video of the victim where he is standing with ‘I am a thief’ written on his hands and forehead, it is learnt.

According to the school officials, the school arranged for a meeting with the parents and tried to solve the matter on mutual consent.

“The parents of the victim, however, demanded justice and punishment for the accused students,” sources said.