Schoolgirls charged in videotaped beating of 13-year-old boy released
The four schoolgirls charged in relation to the videotaped beating of their 13-year-old male schoolmate at Yallahs High School last month have been released into the custody of their parents.
The four girls, who are charged with assault occasioning bodily harm, are to go through mediation and return to the Yallahs Resident Magistrate’s court on October 5.
Earlier this month the three 14 year olds and a 15 year old were remanded into custody after a judge viewed the 55 second video of the attack.
The girls had previously told the judge that they had been playing during the incident.
However, after viewing the tape, the judge reportedly declared that no playing had been taking place in the clip.
The video shows the four girls laughing as they punched, stomped, boxed and kicked the 13-year-old schoolboy, even as he desperately tried to escape their merciless beating.
According to school sources, the boy was walking through a classroom doorway when one of the girls pulled him back, resulting in his drink spilling on another girl's uniform.
The sources say the boy continued to his seat when two girls approached him, with one using the wet uniform to wipe his face.
He reportedly pushed the girl away and that is when he was set upon by the four girls and beaten.