Wednesday, February 3, 2010

India: Teacher sent to 3-month jail for beating student

Excerpt from The Times of India

TNN, 3 February 2010, 06:55am IST

AHMEDABAD: To set an example in order to curb corporal punishment in schools, a city court on Tuesday punished a teacher and sentenced him three-month imprisonment for beating a student. The court has also awarded compensation of Rs 5,000 to the student.

[The teacher, Ranjitsingh] Yadav teaches Hindi language at Rashtriya Bharti Hindi School located at the CTM in Amraiwadi and went to standard IX on February 20, 2002 to [seek] books from students [and] to check home work assigned to them. A student named Mukesh Kushwaha, who had forgotten to bring the book to school that day, could not satisfy the teacher's queries.

Angry with the student, the teacher twisted Kushwaha's left arm and caused a fracture. The student was then rushed to the hospital for treatment, but his parents lodged a complaint with the Amraiwadi police station.

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