THE PARENTS of a ten-year old boy have alleged that the child was “beaten with a stick and slapped repeatedly” at Ryan International School in Jamalpur area of Ludhiana Thursday. The parents also alleged that one of the teachers also threatened him that if he told his parents, he would be “beaten again the next day.”
Jaswinder Singh, resident of Ahata Mohammad Tayar area, opposite Christian Medical College and Hospital of Ludhiana said that his son Mansukh (10) studies in Class IV at Ryan International School in Jamalpur.
He said, “My son had a fight with another child on Wednesday. The teacher called the mothers of both the children and my wife also went. On Thursday, he was again beaten up in school with a stick and slapped repeatedly. He did not say a word about this to us. It was only when he was changing his clothes that we noticed red marks on his body. He was beaten by two teachers — a man and a woman.”
“The woman teacher also threatened my son that if he told anyone, he will be beaten up again,” alleged the father. “When I asked him about the red marks, he started crying. Then he told us that two teachers slapped him repeatedly and thrashed him with a stick,” he added.
Avtar Singh, SHO, Jamalpur police station, said the statement of the parents would be recorded and a preliminary probe had begun.
Gurpal Kaur Anand, principal of the school, however, said, “It is a wrong and baseless allegation. Nobody touched the child. The child had pushed another child yesterday so hard that he broke his tooth. I counselled the child and as disciplinary action, I also suspended him for a month. It is a repercussion of this that baseless allegations are being made.”