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Hyderabad: A mob attacked a police station in Secunderabad following a man’s death soon after he was released. A probe has been ordered.

credits: rediff.com
credits: rediff.com

Police Commissioner M. Mahender Reddy said a team from Central Crime Station (CCS) will conduct an inquiry into both the incidents.

“We will take appropriate action against whosoever is found guilty,” he told reporters after visiting the Maredpally police station, which was ransacked by about 200 people late on Monday.

Police have also picked up few people involved in the attack on the police station, in which two sub-inspectors of police and a home-guard were injured.

Angry over death of Bandappa, 53, his family members and relatives attacked the police station, ransacked and set afire the furniture and three two-wheelers parked in the premises.

A personal computer, files and furniture were gutted in the fire. The protesters also damaged a police patrol vehicle.

The attack led to tension in the area. Police deployed additional forces and Rapid Action Force (RAF) as a precautionary measure.

Bandappa’s relatives alleged that he died due to police torture. However, police suspect he might have died of overdose of alcohol or due to illicit liquor.

Deputy Commissioner of Police N. Prakash Reddy said the man was drunk when he was arrested during Bonalu procession on Sunday. The officer said the cause of death would be known after the inquiry.

Bandappa was arrested as he picked up an argument with a home-guard and created nuisance during the procession. He was released from the police station on Monday. The family took him to a doctor as he complained of uneasiness. He died on his way to Gandhi Hospital.

The attack on the police station took the police by surprise. There were only a handful of policemen at the police station as most of the personnel were deployed for security arrangements during Bonalu festival.

(IANS)

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Witnessing Violence in Schools May Affect Kids’ Grades

The effect was the same for hidden or veiled violence, which included theft and vandalism

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Impact of violence in the neighborhood, on children. Pixabay

Witnessing violence in high school may lead to emotional distress among children and affect their academic performance later, suggests a new research.

The findings, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, suggest that schools should seek to empower bystander students who are not directly involved in acts of school violence, rather than giving them messages to stay uninvolved.

For the study, the researchers statistically tested the relationship between witnessing school violence in Grade 8 and subsequent anti-social behaviour (drug use, delinquency), emotional distress (social anxiety, depressive symptoms), and academic adjustment (school achievement, engagement) in Grade 10.

The research involved nearly 4,000 high-school students in Canada.

“There were several take-home messages. First, witnessing school violence in Grade 8 predicted later impairment at Grade 10. Second, bystander effects were very similar to being victimized by violence directly,” said study co-author Linda Pagani, Professor at University of Montreal in Canada.

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Exposure to violence in schools may affect kids’ grades. Pixabay

The researchers examined different forms of violence and established the fact that witnessing major violence including physical assaults or carrying weapons is associated with drug use and delinquency later.

The effect was the same for hidden or veiled violence, which included theft and vandalism.

Witnessing minor violence (threats and insults) resulted in an increase in drug use, social anxiety, depressive symptoms, and decrease in engagement and participation at school, the findings showed.

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“Most students reported witnessing violence. It is clear that approaches to prevention and intervention should include witnesses as well victims and perpetrators and target all forms of school violence,” Michel Janosz of University of Montreal said.

“Supportive family and community relationships also prevent emotional desensitisation to violence which contribute to aggressive behaviour in youth,” Janosz said. (IANS)

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