A private tuition teacher here in Maharashtra has been booked for allegedly asking an eight-year-old student to do “450 sit-ups” for not completing her homework, police said on Thursday.
The girl, studying in Class 3 at a school in Thane district, took ill after the incident on Friday and had to be admitted to a hospital, they said.
Before this incident, the teacher last month also allegedly stripped the girl and beat her with a cane stick for not doing the homework, Naya Nagar police station sub-inspector Sohel Pathan said quoting the complaint filed by the child’s mother.
On Friday, the teacher asked the girl to do 450 sit-ups as punishment for not doing her homework, the official said.
When the girl returned home from the tuition classes, her mother saw the child was unable to walk and found swelling in both her legs, he said.
The girl was rushed to a hospital when she underwent treatment.
Her mother filed the police complaint against the teacher on Saturday, the official said.
At that time, the teacher appeared indifferent when the girl’s mother questioned her, the police said.
Based on the complaint, the teacher has been booked under Indian Penal Code Section 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and provisions of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.
No arrest has been made so far, the official said, adding that a probe is underway in the case.
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