A class 4 student of Ryan International School in Ludhiana’s Jamalpur was allegedly beaten up by two teachers inside a classroom, reported ANI. The student was not just slapped by the teachers but was also beaten by a stick and a case has been registered following the complaint lodged by his parents, the report added. During their interaction with the Indian Express, the parents of the child alleged that one of the teachers had threatened to beat him up again if he informed anyone about the incident.
“My son Mansukh (10) was allegedly beaten by a male and female teacher after a fight with another student,” told Jaswinder Singh, resident of Ahata Mohammad Tayar area. “My son had a fight with another child on Wednesday. The teacher called the mothers of both the children and my wife also went. On Thursday, he was again thrashed in school with stick and slapped repeatedly. He was not telling this to us. He did not say a word. It was only when he was changing his clothes that we noticed red marks on his entire body including neck, hands, legs, chest and back. He was beaten by two teachers including a male and a female,” Singh told Indian Express.
However, responding to the incident, Principal of the school rejected the claims saying that the child was not even touched by any teacher. “Child wasn’t even touched. He was suspended for a month yesterday on disciplinary grounds after he got into a brawl with another child,” she told ANI.
“The child had pushed another child yesterday so hard that he broke his tooth. I counselled the child and then taking disciplinary action I also suspended him for a month. It is the repercussion of my action against the child that now baseless allegations are being put by the parents,” the Principal told IE.
Later on, a Jamalpur Police official informed that FIR has been logged by the parents and immediate action will be taken after analysing the medical report of the child. The medical examination of the child was done at the Civil Hospital on Thursday evening.