Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
A video of an Indian American boy being bullied and choked by a white pupil at a college in Texas, United States, has sparked widespread outrage on social media. Shot by his classmates, the video exhibits Shaan Pritmani getting assaulted, choked and dragged out of the bench on which he was sitting.
An US-based reporter who spoke to Pritmani wrote on Twitter that the 14-year-old didn’t wish to battle again and “get in trouble”.
According to reviews, the incident occurred at Coppell Middle School North on May 11. In her Twitter deal with, the reporter additional stated Pritmani confronted three days of suspension following the incident, whereas the assaulter acquired solely a day’s punishment.
“Disturbing footage of Shaan Pritmani, a middle school student, being assaulted and choked for over four minutes by a white student. The incident took place in a suburb of Dallas, Coppell Middle School. Shaan received three days of suspension while the assaulter received one day,” the North American Association of Indian Students tweeted.
In the video, the white pupil will be seen approaching Pritmani and demanding that he arise. After the Indian American teen refuses regardless of the opposite pupil’s repeated calls for, the latter will get offended and begins to choke him. He wraps the boy’s neck from behind together with his elbow earlier than choking him for a couple of minutes, and pulling him down.
Onlookers of the incident will be heard cheering and hooting in the video.
According to an NBC report, Coppell ISD’s superintendent Brad Hunt stated in an e mail to oldsters that the video is being investigated and addressed by the college and the district as per the Student Code of Conduct.
Meanwhile, a web based petition supporting the Indian American teen on Change.org has acquired greater than 1.5 lakh signatures.
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