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

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)
Written by Siddhartha Gupta | Ghaziabad | Posted: August 17, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: August 17, 2014 11:47 am

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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