A day after the disturbing news of a school bus being attacked by goons drew outrage and condemnations from all over, Gurugram police have arrested 13 people for it.
Yesterday on 24 January a school bus from GD Goenka World School was attacked by the goons protesting over the Padmaavat movie. According to a report, the bus was carrying about 60 school children and some teachers. Several goons allegedly belonging to the Rajput fringe group Karni Sena were already torching state-owned buses of Haryana Roadways near Bhondsi when the bus passed through the area and they soon attacked the school bus as well.
The goons threw stones and hurled sticks at the bus causing severe damage to the vehicle. A video emerged later in which terrified school children and their teachers were seen ducking under seat.
— DNA (@dna) January 24, 2018
Several prominent personalities expressed their anger over the incident and blamed the state government for failing to maintain law and order situation.
Look how the Karni Sena goons attacked GD Goenka school bus at Sohna Road of Gurugram as children and teachers took shelter under the seats, crying for help. Bus somehow managed to escape even after much destruction as visible. When will Haryana Govt arrest these cowards? pic.twitter.com/NQRK6tcXuN
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) January 24, 2018
School bus attacked with stones by anti-Padmaavat goons in Gurugram today. Terrifying images accessed by @PoojaShali show terrifies kids crouched inside. Serious question; What punishment for these bastards? pic.twitter.com/N1NpfvASJ3
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) January 24, 2018
A Twitter user posted an image of a screenshot where the Gurugram Police has denied the incident.
This is BIG
DC Gururam says NO School bus attacked in Gururam
Please confirm @gurgaonpolice
Were all channels of electronic media running a fake video ?
This needs thorough investigation
— gab.ai/TheCol (@desertfox61I) January 24, 2018
However The Gurugram Police soon issued a clarification and stated that 13 people have been arrested for involvement in the incident.
In modification of earlier report. It is clarified that a school bus was also attacked by miscreants at Sohna road today evening. Fortunately no student has got injured in the bus. 13 arrests have been made related to this shameful incident.
— DC Gurugram (@DC_Gurugram) January 24, 2018
The movie has released country wide today and it remains to be seen if these protesters are reigned in by the authorities.