Girl punished by HM, bedridden

MYSORE:  In a shocking incident, a 12-year old girl allegedly lost sensation in her legs after she was punished by her school headmistress. Farhana Banu, a seventh standard student

Published: 13th March 2012 01:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:35 PM   |  A+A-

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Farhana Banu lies on a hospital bed in Mysore

MYSORE:  In a shocking incident, a 12-year old girl allegedly lost sensation in her legs after she was punished by her school headmistress.

Farhana Banu, a seventh standard student of Government Urdu Primary School in KR Mohall was asked to do 100 sit-ups.Banu, who was admitted to JSS Hospital general ward with a swollen leg will not be able to write her annual exam slated to begin shortly. According to the victim’s mother Yasmeen Banu, her daughter was running temperature and felt severe pain in her legs after she was punished by headmistress Zeenath about a month ago.

A few days ago, she lost sensation in her legs. Her parents admitted her to the hospital on last Friday after she failed to stand on her legs.

Dr M D Ravi of JSS Hospital said it was an orthopaedic problem and he could not disclose more without the consent of the patient or his relatives. The distraught mother said the doctors prescribed an injection  to be administered daily for a month.Each dose of theinjection cost Rs1,500.

“My husband is an auto driver and the only bread winner of a family of seven involving four daughters and one son. We are not able to buy the medicines and injection prescribed by doctors,” she said.  She added that initially they though Banu had a normal leg pain. DDPI Basavaraju said the BEO concerned was  asked to look into the matter to see if the headmistress was guilty.

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