A STUDENT of Class V in Purulia,who was allegedly beaten by his teacher for not being able to reply,died on Thursday.
The 12-year-old,who was a student of Banga Manna High School of Bandwan in Purulia district,was allegedly punished by his teacher on Wednesday,police said quoting the FIR filed by his family. The FIR said the boy had shown bruise marks on his back after returning from school.
He also told his family members that the the teacher had beat him up with a stick.
He was admitted to a hospital in Jamshedpur where he died on Thursday.
Police have sent the body for an autopsy.
The school authorities refused to comment on the incident when contacted.