Gurgaon police have booked a teacher of Sharda International School for allegedly beating up a Class IX student and rupturing his eardrum. The 14-year-old boy is undergoing treatment at a private hospital, said sources.
According to police, the incident took place on April 22. The boy, identified as Umesh Kumar, was allegedly beaten by his teacher for “misbehaving” in class. According to the boy’s father, Rishi Pal, the teacher slapped his son so hard that he felt a buzzing sensation in his ear.
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“My son complained of severe pain in his left ear. We took him to a doctor who told us his eardrum had ruptured. My son then told us that his teacher had hit him. He is being treated at Paras hospital,” said the father.
Police said an FIR was registered under Section 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) of the IPC against the teacher on May 10.
“We received the complaint a few days ago and registered the FIR. We are also awaiting the doctor’s report on the incident,” said Rajinder Singh, investigating officer, city police station, Gurgaon.
Principal Abha Raghav said she was informed of the incident by police. “The boy’s parents did not file a complaint with the school or meet us. The teacher also denied beating the student. However, we will cooperate with police in their probe,” she said.