BENGALURU: A private school in the city has allegedly banned students from using the washroom. In case the children do use the washrooms, they are allegedly beaten up.
As per a complaint filed by a parent whose son studies in St Aloysius School in Frazer Town, the physical education teacher allegedly punishes the students who use the washroom.
Priya, a parent who filed a complaint at Bharathi Nagar police station, told Express, “The school has introduced this new rule of barring the children from using the washroom, saying that the school premises will get dirty. When my 8-year-old son used the washroom on February 11, the physical education teacher hit him on his head. My son then developed giddiness and his nose started bleeding. We took him to a doctor who said that he needs to undergo a CT scan.”
According to Priya, many parents have met the principal in this regard. “When we approached the principal she said that this is an instruction from the father. The school is now threatening to issue a transfer certificate to our son,” she said.When Express tried to contact the school authorities, they did not respond. The parents are said to have decided to take up the issue with the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.
A senior police official from Bharathi Nagar police station said, “We have received a petition from the parents (of the child) and we will conduct an inquiry. Based on the inquiry report we will file an FIR.”
Express had recently reported about a government high school teacher at Hoodi beating up a class 10 student for poor performance in academics. In another case, teachers at a private school in East Bengaluru reportedly used canes to beat nursery children and even undressed them before the class.
There are allegations that teachers in some KV schools beat students in the name of discipline.The Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has issued summons in all these incidents and is conducting inquiry.