NHRC Seeks ATR on Corporal Punishment

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought Action Taken Report (ATR) from the

Published: 02nd August 2014 08:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2014 08:33 AM   |  A+A-

BALANGIR: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought Action Taken Report (ATR) from the State Government on the alleged corporal punishment of three girl students of Nodal UP school in Balangir recently. Hearing a petition filed by human rights activist Dillip Kumar Dash on June 25, NHRC wanted to know the action taken on the issue.

According to Das, three girl students of Class VI - Nituna Sahu, Babita Sahu and Girija Rana of the school - were forced to do sit-ups for 1000 times for disrespecting teacher Bigyan Bhudek on June 23. After the students fell ill due to the punishment, their parents lodged complaint with headmistress Anaddini Bhoi.

Earlier, the accused teacher was suspended from Bramhinani Jore primary school and Singhamunda primary school in 2012 and 2011 due to his misbehaviour with lady teachers and girl students.

The activist in his petition has demanded `one lakh for the treatment of each student. Balangir DEO Sanjiv Kumar Singh said he has asked the BEO to take necessary action against the teacher.

PETITION

■ Three girl students of Class VI - Nituna Sahu, Babita Sahu and Girija Rana of the school - were forced to do sit-ups for 1000 times for disrespecting teacher Bigyan Bhudek on June 23

■ The activist in his petition has demanded `one lakh for the treatment of each student

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