Corpun file 20901
The Imphal Free Press, Manipur, 29 December 2008
Wild and violent school boys given bitter medicine by KYKL-UNLF
IMPHAL, Dec 29: Fifteen boys of 17 Class XII students of Kanan
Devi Memorial School who attempted to assault a teacher of the
school and badly beat up the driver of a school buses when the
latter tried to intervene, were summoned by the Joint Task Force,
JTF, (Human Resource) of the KYKL and UNLF and given 10 lashes
each with a mean looking cane whip as punishment before the media
today somewhere in the Thoubal district.
The two who did not respond to the summon by the JTF have been
served notice to report by January 5, failing which they would be
awarded severe and exemplary punishment, commander of the JTF
Lamjingba told the media persons present.
Further, parents of all the 17 boy were told to pay Rs. 1000 each
towards medical and hospital expenses of the school bus driver
they injured during the unwarranted assault, the JTF spokesman
Two are prompt and have already paid up, according to a report.
The atrocious assault by the students happened on December 11,
during the school test for Class XII students scheduled during
December 8 and 22 ahead of their CBSE final examination next
A student by the name of Phanjoubam Lokendro son of Ph.
Somorendro tried to enter another exam room where one of his
friends was giving his test to copy something from his notebook.
The teacher on invigilation duty, Nameirakpam Bobby forbade
Lokendro from entering the room saying that he should come back
after the test is over. Lokendro refused and tried to force his
way in. Other teachers intervened and pacified the situation.
The matter however did not end there, for Lokendro along with 16
other companions were waiting for the teacher at Khurai Heikru
Makhong and stopped a school bus in which they thought the
teacher may be travelling.
They searched the bus, but did not find Bobby. However, some of
them spotted the teacher coming along the same road on a two
wheeler, and the boys accosted him and tried to assault him.
The driver of the school bus then tried to intervene and save the
teacher, but the boys turned on him and beat him up brutally,
The 15 boys who received punishment of the KYKL and UNLF today
have since been handed over to their parents, Lamjingba said.
He said the JTF would remain vigilant of such acts of students
indiscipline and severe punishments awaits those who disrespect
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