Meerut: BSP leader Yakub Qureshi’s daughter Najma has been booked for allegedly assaulting his granddaughter’s classmates after barging into the classroom. Najma and others have been booked under sections 147 (rioting), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC. The school has also filed a police complaint.
Yakub Qureshi’s daughter Najma was accompanied by her husband, two women, and eight others on Monday had barged into Class VIII C of the school and beat up a 13-year-old girl, a classmate of Qureshi’s granddaughter.
“An FIR has been registered after complaints were received from the school and some students’ parents. This has been registered against… mother (Najma) and other persons,” said station house officer (Sadar) Pankaj Pant, reports Indian Express.
The school’s authorities were reportedly under the pressure after the incident from parents, Hindu outfits and Vyapaas Sangh members leading to the suspension of all the girls from Qureshi family.
As per the reports, Najma was furious after a few students complained that her daughter had bunked school to see her boyfriend.
“We have given the CCTV camera footage backup to the police to help them in identification. Proper investigation will be done against those involved in the incident and the girls will not be taught here anymore,” said Tara Chand Shastri, Chairman, Meerut Public Schools group.
“The school does not wish to teach anti-social elements like them. In fact, we have found out from the CCTV footage that the boys who accompanied Ramsha’s mother were students from Meerut Public School (Main Wing). We are in the process of identifying them. Once that is done, even they will be rusticated,” Shastri added
The victim’s father Mohammad Yusuf alleged that his daughter was taking her English examination when Najma and others assaulted her daughter and other students.
“She collapsed in the school. She is still very scared and has not gone to school. I will take her to school tomorrow or maybe change her school if she wants,” Yusuf said.
The Qureshi family also reportedly misbehaved with the teachers and vandalised the property.
“A second FIR has been filed against 10-odd people for house trespass, rioting, causing hurt, criminal intimidation and other sections of the IPC. Since the accusations of beating the children are mainly against the woman, there are chances that changes will be made to the FIR,” said SP of the city.
Whereas, Qureshi has denied the charges and alleged that the accusations are to defame him.
“My granddaughter studies in the school. The media and BJP are trying to create differences… This incident is being highlighted unnecessarily. I am not saying that this would not have happened. Maybe, some children would have gotten slapped but anyone can go to the school and claim that they were favouring my granddaughter. We are staying quiet because we do not want to disturb harmony in the area.”