6-year-old beaten up for not finishing homework: Police

FIR filed, principal says will expel teacher.

Written by Siddhartha Gupta | Ghaziabad | Updated: August 17, 2014 11:47 am
Akshay (above) was not even allowed to have his lunch, his family has alleged. (Source: Express photo by Gajendra Yadav) Akshay as not even allowed to have his lunch, his family has alleged. (Source: Express photo by Gajendra Yadav)

A six-year-old child was admitted to a hospital in Ghaziabad after he was mercilessly beaten up with rulers by his teacher for not finishing homework, police said Saturday.

“An FIR has been registered against Krishna Public School under Section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code. No name has been mentioned in the FIR by the family of the child, Akshay. We will find out who the teacher was and suitable action will be taken against the teacher and the principal,” an officer said.

Akshay’s aunt Seema Kashyap said the child was beaten up since he did not finish his homework. She alleged that Akshay was not even allowed to have lunch.

“Akshay has swelling all over the body. The teacher beat him with a wooden stick and then with a steel  ruler. She stuffed a handkerchief into his mouth so that he wouldn’t scream. She also did not let him eat during lunch hour and asked him to stand with his hands raised. Other parents too have complained that the teacher has been mistreating their wards,” Kashyap said.

The school principal, Kavita Yadav, said the teacher had been hired on a trial basis and would be expelled.

“I am out of station currently and so I am not fully aware of what happened. But I have nonetheless called her and scolded her. When I return on Tuesday, I will deal with her,” she said.

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    samar
    Aug 18, 2014 at 6:48 pm
    How come they know the teacher was on trial basis but don't know her name
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      zen
      Aug 18, 2014 at 12:06 pm
      The monster needs to rot in jail, where some hardcore criminal might give her a taste of her own medicine ! Also the Prinl needs to be arrested too. Bet the school authorities take bribes to hire teachers. This just messes up the retion of good, honest teachers. I am so glad that the Press is accessible to the general public and reports these atrocities.Even a generation ago Indian press was ridiculous. There would be no report of anything unless it was m scale. Every area of our society needs a makeover.
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        M
        Aug 20, 2014 at 12:20 pm
        Think about a male teacher who beat a six years old girl like this. How do you think the media response would be?
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          HARRIS
          Aug 17, 2014 at 1:01 pm
          It is unbelievable that a teacher can behave in such a manner to a 6 year boy; The interesting fact is that even though these type of cases are reported regularly, then again y these teachers are not changing their habits.
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            DP
            Aug 17, 2014 at 9:14 pm
            I think hiring goons to beat the teacher is perfectly valid, since the prinl does not seem to care ...
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              John Dsouza
              Aug 17, 2014 at 9:00 am
              Before you hire a teacher, please make sure that these teachers are not mentally disturbed if so then children will be at high risk of their mental health.
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                Majeed Km
                Aug 17, 2014 at 8:20 am
                The school prinl, Kavita Yadav, said the teacher had been hired on a trial basis and would be expelled. How is the trial ?
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                  Manas
                  Aug 17, 2014 at 12:19 pm
                  I think the system is faulty. The person selected as teacher has no pion for the job. How will you expect from him to be model teacher? Request all the readers with policy making to rectify the faults in the system so that such fools are not selected for the post and the poor child will face the result.
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                    Ramesh Mahalingam
                    Aug 17, 2014 at 6:57 pm
                    it is hightime the pain has to be inflicted back upon the teacher in this case. she must be a very barbaric and ic in her w life to do this to a 6 year old boy. THE ALIMIGHTY WILL TURN HIS FACE OTHER SIDE WHEN HE DESCENDS ON THE INDIAN SOIL. IT IS INDEED A SORRY STATE OF AFFAIR AND A HUGE SHAME.
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                      Mzuri Asante
                      Aug 17, 2014 at 6:04 pm
                      This is senseless and ruthless behavior. Charge the teacher with child endangerment, ensure that they are never able to teach again, and beat them up so that they have scars similar to those inflicted on the child.
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                        Forthe
                        Aug 17, 2014 at 8:52 am
                        Such monsters should be treated with same way caliphates treat kafirs. Hand him/her for violence on innocent children.
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                          Om
                          Aug 17, 2014 at 2:09 pm
                          If beating is the answer to better education then all the teachers should be trained in torture techniques to build a more educated world and should use more beatings to produce scientists and professionals.We all like easy ways out of our responsibilities. Isn't this a shame ?
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                            Om
                            Aug 17, 2014 at 2:19 pm
                            Let the teacher understand what was he or she doing and why it will not help. A proper investigation should be carried out in schools around to find teachers with such thinking exist and such crimes are not happening. Chances are that children in the teacher's own family being treated like this.
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                              Paristhan Bansal
                              Aug 17, 2014 at 5:25 pm
                              The prinl just says " I am out of town and we made a mistake hiring this person and I scolded her". She is completely oblivious of the fact that this case is a CRIMINAL one. The issue has crossed beyond the administrative confines of her school boundary. Not only should the teacher be prosecuted for her cruelty, the prinl and higher ups MUST be held accountable for their negligence in this matter. How was the teacher hired and who did the background check on her? How dare the prinl say that she is out of town and address the issue when she comes back and how dare she says that a mere scolding on the phone is the way to move forward on this case? Charges should be leveled against all involved.What message do we send to young children after they are raped and abused in schools?
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                                CountingCrows
                                Aug 17, 2014 at 10:45 am
                                Corporal punishment should be banned altogether.
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                                  praveen thoppay
                                  Aug 18, 2014 at 12:22 am
                                  Those teachers and their principles of this school should be arrested and dismissed and we need to have a physoligical test for these schools for teachers.Note in india we react after insidents and not before occurance and more ove over IPC has lots of loop s that these people will come out after 2 to 3 years and act the same.Hence there should be strict rules and regulations and the policital and judicial persons should make sure these rules and regulations are kept in righy place.
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                                    Jaspal Singh
                                    Aug 17, 2014 at 5:02 am
                                    Such illiberal child-rearing practices promote authoritarianism in social life. In a democratic society, liberal parents and teachers tend to withdraw rewards instead of imparting punishment.
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                                      Rashid Alkindi
                                      Aug 17, 2014 at 10:05 am
                                      Clarification of school's principle is not acceptable
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                                        Samina Anjum
                                        Aug 18, 2014 at 6:13 am
                                        its not in this school only but i think in each school.....govt must take action against corporal punishment.....
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                                          SHASHWAT SHASHANK
                                          Aug 17, 2014 at 11:35 am
                                          THE TEACHER SHOULD BE PUNISHED AND STRICT ACTION WOULD BE TAKEN
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                                            Shyam Manisastry
                                            Aug 18, 2014 at 5:09 am
                                            The so called teacher does not deserve to be in any job other than working in jail.
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