3 visually impaired students thrashed for talking in class

A private school principal was filmed thrashing three visually impaired students for misbehaving in class.

By: Express News Service | Hyderabad | Updated: July 22, 2014 12:59 am

Three visually impaired students of Greenfield School for Blind landed in hospital at Achampet in Kakinada on Monday morning, after their school coordinator mercilessly thrashed them for talking in class.

Horrifying visuals of the incident of corporal punishment, recorded on a mobile phone, were leaked out by a staff member, sparking outrage and protests.

School coordinator K V Rao thrashed the students, all below 10 years, with a cane, while they begged for mercy, pleaded that they would not talk in class again, fell on his feet and cried out loudly that they could not bear it anymore. But all the pleas merely fell on deaf ears.

Hearing the cries, an official said, other staff members rushed to the spot. By then the cane was broken and Rao had pinned down one of the students by his head to the floor.

According to school officials, the incident took place after a teacher complained to the principal K Srinivas on Monday morning, that three students were causing mischief in class. The principal handed the trio to Rao asking him to mete out punishment.

Later, with cuts and bruises, the traumatised kids were admitted to hospital.

Parents of the students who saw the visuals on a local news channel stormed to the school and roughed up coordinator Rao and principal Srinivas. Police have registered a case against the duo and have also arrested them.

According to Kakinada MLA P Ananta Lakshmi, the school coordinator is also visually impaired. She said, “The three children, all below 10 years, were mercilessly beaten by Rao. He was assisted by the principal who encouraged him.

Parents send these children to this special residential school thinking that it will take good care of them,’’ she said.
Meanwhile, Ravela Kishore Babu, Minister for Social Welfare and Empowerment, said he had directed the District Education Officer and District Collector to conduct an inquiry.

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    Brahmjot Singh
    Jul 22, 2014 at 4:21 am
    This is horrible... Beating is required for some extreme children, but for talking in cl you simply just can't thrash the out of children with a cane! This was not punishment, this was a brutal ault.
    1. D
      Jul 21, 2014 at 2:07 pm
      Shame on such violence on kids. I wish the principle had more sense and more training to handle kids. He seems so comfortable hitting the kid as though ,he is drinking a cup coffee. Why should they have an enquiry or at the least suspend such heartless creatures
      1. Joseph R Stephen
        Jul 21, 2014 at 3:28 pm
        I dont know how to abuse this Prinl online. Burn him in .
        1. S
          Jul 21, 2014 at 1:35 pm
          Horrifying tale,this is not acceptable.Are they teachers or beasts?They must be given strict punishment so that other similar rogues will learn a lesson.
          1. S
            Jul 21, 2014 at 3:52 pm
            This man needs to go life prison for severe child abuse. I was not able to see full video, the way so violently he was hitting those young boys. I feel sick to my stomach.....
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