CHENNAI: A private school teacher in Chennai was sacked on Thursday after she allegedly hit a six-year-old girl student in UKG for failing to complete the homework assigned to her.
The child Reshma (name changed) is the eldest daughter of Abdul Majid, a tailor and Wahida, a housewife. The family resides at Nethaji Nagar Third Street.
Reshma was seen sporting a black mark on her left thigh and hip on Wednesday evening when her mother went to pick her up from school. The child, her mother learnt,was beaten up by her teacher with a wooden stick.
The child told her mother that her eacher Fathima had allegedly beaten her with wooden stick leaving the black mark on her left thigh and hip. “We immediately rushed her to a hospital for treatment. The child is doing her UKG and is just starting to write, the teacher cannot hit the child for it. She could have told her orally instead,” said Abdul.
The family also lodged a complaint with the R.K.Nagar police.
“When we interacted with other parents, we learnt that there were similar complaints against the teacher,” he added.
On Thursday morning, Abdul, along with relatives, approached the school administration, demanding dismissal of the teacher. When the principal P Anand inquired with the teacher, she reportedly claimed that Reshma’s parents had asked her to punish the child if she did not study well.
The Principal, later, confirmed that the teacher Fathima was terminated from the school.