Caned, schoolboy lands in hospital - The New Indian Express

Caned, schoolboy lands in hospital

Published: 14th December 2012 07:56 AM

Last Updated: 14th December 2012 09:02 AM

In an unending spate of corporal punishments being meted out to school children across the state, a 6-year-old Class I student was hospitalised with serious injuries inflicted upon him allegedly by his teacher here on Dec 12.

Police said the teacher is absconding.

The incident, which took place at Brilliant E Techno School at Narsingi, came to light on Thursday when the parents of the boy, Sai Pranav, lodged a complaint against the teacher, Roma.

According to the police, Roma had caned the student mercilessly when he allegedly failed to follow a lesson in the classroom. “After noticing the bruises on his back, Pranav’s parents lodged a complaint with us,” Narsingi police sub-inspector Bhoopathi said.

Based on the complaint, police registered the case. The victim’s father, Raju, said that Roma had been harassing his son for a long time and sought action against her.

“However, Roma told the school management that she only tried to control the boy as he was not concentrating on his Hindi lessons and that she had no intentions of hurting him,” police said.

The victim’s parents and other family members staged a dharna in front of the school, demanding the arrest of the teacher.

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