Torture for his turban: Police launch hateful investigation into sick video of boys attacking Sikh students
- The footage shows the Sikh schoolboy being placed by two more people of the same age
- The incident was confirmed after school at Charlton School, Telford, Shrewsbury
- West Marcia police said they considered the incident a heinous crime
Police have launched a heinous crime investigation after the video footage of a Sikh schoolgirl being attacked went viral on social media.
Posted on Twitter and Facebook, it shows that the boy, like the uniform, was left by two other people of the same age as he walked home after class.
During the fight, the victim is caught in a head lock and his turban is left hanging.
Others are heard laughing at him, before the boy is dropped to the ground, pinned and repeatedly stabbed in the back of the head.
Charlton School in Telford, Shropshire, confirmed the incident after school on November 13, with most of its students ‘involved’.
Footage posted on Twitter and Facebook shows a Sikh schoolgirl being attacked at Charlton School in Telford, Shropshire.
The victim was set by two others in the same class while walking home at the end of class
“It has taken swift, immediate and appropriate action, including prohibition and targeted intervention for the perpetrators,” it said.
The school is cooperating fully with the police, it added.
‘Although the incident did not take place during normal school days, we have taken full responsibility to work with all the students involved and the wider school community to prevent any further such incidents.’
West Marcia police said: ‘This is clearly an incredible tragedy. We consider it a heinous crime and treat it very seriously. ”
Superintendent Jim Bucker added: ‘The boys involved have been identified and our search continues. I know the video has caused a great deal of concern in our community. “
The victim is caught in the palm of the head and his turban hangs as he is thrown to the ground
West Marcia police are treating the attack as a heinous crime and are continuing their search
Jazz Gill, founder of the charity Happ – helping people everywhere – kept in touch with the boy’s parents, but said they did not want to discuss their son’s ordeal.
‘It’s a touching event,’ he said. ‘I had a response from about 100 people who contacted the school – many were upset that the school had apparently not used it until the word had spread on social media in the last few days.
‘People are very upset and some want both boys to be expelled but there should be an opportunity to educate these people so that such incidents do not happen in the future.
“Children need to be educated about what racism is and where it threatens – how it can affect the victim’s mental health.”
“Rape and anti-Sikh hatred cannot be tolerated,” said Tanmanjit Singh Hess, a Labor MP for Slur.
The National Sikh Police Association called the incident an “absolutely heinous” attack.