Nursery kid thrashed, parents file complaint
Nursery kid thrashed, parents file complaint, A pre-school teacher allegedly beating up a nursery student triggered tension at Saroornagar in Hyderabad on Saturday.
- 2 ½-year-old boy returns home with bruises on face, back
- He says teacher beat him up for soiling classroom
- Bachpan pre-school authorities deny allegations
Hyderabad: A pre-school teacher allegedly beating up a nursery student triggered tension at Saroornagar in Hyderabad on Saturday. The family members of the 30-month-old boy and student organisations filed a complaint against the teacher under Section 22 and 23 of the Juvenile Justice Act and Section 324 (causing hurt by dangerous weapons) of the IPC.
Y Prajval, a student of Bachpan Play-School at Kranthi Nagar Colony in Saroornagar area, was allegedly thrashed by a teacher, Sushmita, resulting in injuries to him. On returning home from the school, the child had bruises on his face and back. He also complained of pain in the back and was running high temperature. When the parents asked him what had happened, Prajval explained about the punishment meted out to him. The child told the parents that the teacher beat him up for soiling the classroom and school premises.
The father of the child, Y Vivek, said for the past one week, his child was afraid of going to school and was making excuses. He said the Saturday’s incident made it clear why his child was afraid to go to school. “We approached the school authorities and showed them the bruises and questioned about the school’s policy towards corporal punishments. The school instead of reprimanding the school teacher and inquiring about the incident denied it completely. The school authorities tried to put the blame on the child,” said Vivek.
Based on a complaint by Balala Hakkula Sangham, Achyuta Rao and Raheemuddin, members of State Commission for Protection of Child Rights and Educational Department officials visited the school and enquired about the incident. “A case has been registered against the school teacher under Section 22 and 23 of the JJ Act and Section 324 of the IPC,” said Achyuta Rao.