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Student death: WBHRC chief takes suo motu cognizance

West Bengal Human Rights Commission chairman Ashok Kumar Ganguly on Monday took suo motu cognizance of the death of a student after being beaten up by his teacher in school.

West Bengal Human Rights Commission chairman Ashok Kumar Ganguly on Monday took suo motu cognizance of the death of a student after being beaten up by his teacher in school.

Ganguly directed South 24-Parganas district superintendent of police Praveen Triparthy to file a complete report on the incident in three weeks time.

Bapi Joardar,a class III student of Nirdeshkhali Shisu Sikha Kendra in Basanti area of the Sundarbans in South 24-Parganas,fell ill on May 17 and died in a government hospital in Kolkata the next day after being physically punished by his teacher.

Champa Rani Mondal,a teacher of the school had banged the nine-year-old boy’s head against the wall for his alleged lapses in class.

Mondal is in jail custody for 14 days since May 18.