About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Student Succumbs To Teacherís Blows

by Ann Samuel on November 7, 2007 at 4:46 PM
Font : A-A+

Student Succumbs To Teacherís Blows

A young teenager of fourteen who battled for his life, for the last two weeks has succumbed to corporal punishment.

The boy, Ajay Kumar, was a Class VIII student of the government-run Sarvodaya Higher Secondary School in east Delhi's East Vinod Nagar. Since October 23, he had been on ventilator support, after he was beaten up by his teacher.

Advertisement

"My son's fault was that he was scribbling in his notebook and overwriting his teacher's signature," says the boy's father Satya Prakash, a PWD employee. According to reports, after the teacher beat him, Ajay collapsed on the floor. "We were called to the school... He had an injury on his neck and had problem breathing. Since then, he was in the ICU," said Prakash. The boy died in north Delhi's St. Stephen's hospital, where he had been shifted to, from a nursing home.

According to the police, they are investigating the charges against the teacher. The Delhi government is expected to order an inquiry. The police have registered a case under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC.
Advertisement

"We are conducting an investigation before making any arrests. We have sent the body for post mortem and also looking into the medical history of the boy," says Ajay Chaudhary, DCP, east district. Education Minister Arvinder Singh was quoted: "There is no scope for corporal punishment in our schools. I will order an inquiry and if the teacher is found guilty, I will take strict action."

Another incident, less grave, but on the note of educators losing their reason to overriding emotions occurred in Varandarappalli, Thrissur district of Kerala.

A three-year-old girl was "forced" to drink urine by non other than her class teacher. This happened in an 'Anganwadi' (Panchayat-sanctioned playschool).

According to official sources, anganwadi worker Mary Dominic gave the body fluid to the girl in a spoon, after she wetted her dress while sleeping in class. Kerala social welfare secretary Usha Titus confirming the incident, was quoted: "The lady apparently believed that children could be cured of the habit of wetting in sleep if they are administered a spoonful of urine. So when the girl passed urine in her sleep, she tried her own way to cure it."

Yet, when the child reported the incident to her father, he submitted a written complaint to the Panchayat. "Our department came to know about the matter on November 3 and the Anganwadi worker was immediately placed under suspension. A detailed inquiry will be held into the incident and punitive action taken against her if found guilty," Titus adds. Meanwhile, the child's father has now withdrawn the complaint as the anganwadi worker is reported to have pleaded with him to stop the proceedings. Official sources have disclosed that the woman is issueless and not very sound of mind. She would get angry very soon, they observed.

Source: Medindia
ANN/C
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Turmeric: Magic Ingredient to Keep you Healthy in Winter
Top 7 Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene
Healthy and Safer Thanksgiving 2021
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.


Recommended Reading
Student Harassment On The Rise
The horrific incident of a six-year-old girl being made to strip for not doing her homework is ......
NCPCR Expresses Grief Over Death of Ahmedabad Schoolboy
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has expressed grief over the death .....
Was Kevin Federline a Victim of Husband Abuse?
If reports are to be believed then Britney Spears attacked her ex-husband Kevin Federline several .....

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use