A 22-year-old teacher of an international school in south Mumbai has been booked by the Dongri police for allegedly assaulting a Class II student.
The father of the seven-year-old said on Monday, the girl was reportedly assaulted by the teacher, dragged outside the classroom and made to stand outside for the rest of the lecture. In his complaint, the father added that his daughter has since been too traumatised to go to school.
He added that when he went to fetch her from school on Monday afternoon, the girl reportedly came running towards him and hugged him tight. When he saw marks on her hand and stomach, he decided get an FIR lodged. “I assaultinformed the police helpline at 103 and took her to a hospital,” said her father. A patrol team was sent to JJ Hospital, where the girl was examined.
“After her medical examinations and after enquiring with the people present at the spot, we registered an offence on Tuesday,” said a police officer.
Investigating officer, Sub-Inspector S Patil from Dongri police station, said: “It seems the girl was pinched in the arm and on her stomach, leaving marks… We have checked the CCTVs on the school premises. We can clearly see that the minor was assaulted and dragged outside the classroom.”as
Patil said the teacher reportedly claimed that the girl is a mischievous student. “She was apparently playing with her water bottle during the lecture, due to which the teacher took such a step,” he added.
Senior Inspector Sandeep Bagdikar said: “We have registered a case against the teacher under the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015. We are yet to make an arrest.”