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Vision loss in corporal punishment: High Court moved for compensation

Man has approached the High Court seeking Rs 10 lakh for providing treatment to his eight-year old son.

Written by PTI | Madurai | Published: April 13, 2013 10:23:05 am

A Dalit man has approached the Madras High Court bench here seeking Rs 10 lakh for providing treatment to his eight-year old son,who lost vision in left eye after being thrashed allegedly by another boy at the instigation of two teachers of a government school when he refused to clean the class room.

Justice K K Sasidharan ordered notice to State Education Department and two teachers,including the headmistress,of the Government Middle School in Seelanaya kanpatti,and the culprit who thrashed the victim with a broomstick in December 2012.

Petitioner T Thangapazham,father of the class III boy,alleged that the headmistress and class teacher had ordered another boy to beat his son because he refused to clean the class room.

His son was beaten up in a brutal manner under the supervision of the two teachers and his eye got damaged and started bleeding. The teachers did not take him to a hospital,but confined him in the school the whole day asking him not to tell anyone about the assault,he submitted.

The boy was later treated at Aravind Eye Care Hospitals here but lost his vision permanently. Police did not book the teachers under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act,he said.

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