Press Esc to close
Wednesday 03 September 2014
News updated at 10:14 AM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

10-year-old dies after thrashing by teacher

Sanjay Pandey Lucknow, Dec 11, 2012, DHNS

Boy beaten up for not doing homework

Image for representation only

A 10-year-old student of a school in Uttar Pradesh’s Kannauj district died after he was allegedly thrashed by a teacher.

The incident happened at Gursahaiganj in the district, also the Lok Sabha constituency of chief minister Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple.

The teacher, Rahul Kumar, allegedly thrashed class 5 student Sajid of Lucky Public School on Monday for not completing his homework.


According to reports, Kumar was so angry with the boy that he hit him repeatedly on the head and face with a stick. Sajid was taken to his house by Kumar after his condition worsened and he fainted.

The boy’s family members took him to a private hospital, where he died later.  Doctors attributed the cause of death to the head injuries he suffered. A case has been filed against Kumar a complaint was registered by the boy’s family, police said.

Kumar, however, denied he had done anything wrong. “I didn’t beat the student. I am being falsely implicated,” Kumar told police.

Incidents of students dying after being thrashed by teachers have been reported in UP often. Some months ago in Lucknow, a girl had died after she was thrashed by her teacher at her school.

Although the Supreme Court has banned corporeal punishment in schools, UP basic education minister Ram Gobind Chaudhary has openly advocated physical punishment in schools, saying it is essential to maintain discipline.

“Lack of physical punishment is promoting indiscipline. Students don’t fear their teachers. It is good for students,” Chaudhary had said while addressing a function a few months back. His remark was condemned by educationists.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
England's Steven Finn survives a run out attempt

England's Steven Finn survives a run out attempt

President Pranab Mukherjee at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine on Tuesday. J & K Governor NN Vohra is...

President Pranab Mukherjee at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine on Tuesday. J & K Governor NN Vohra is...

India's Ravindra Jadeja celebrates after bowling England's Eoin Morgan

India's Ravindra Jadeja celebrates after bowling England's Eoin Morgan

Shuttler PV Sindhu, bronze medalist at World Badminton Championship, speaking to the media with ...

Shuttler PV Sindhu, bronze medalist at World Badminton Championship, speaking to the media with ...

England's Chris Woakes, right, is run out for 10 runs...

England's Chris Woakes, right, is run out for 10 runs...

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, right, watches Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt bowl during a...

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, right, watches Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt bowl during a...

Dhoni And Jos Buttler at the fourth one-day international cricket match...

Dhoni And Jos Buttler at the fourth one-day international cricket match...

A devotee carries a statue of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, to be immersed into...

A devotee carries a statue of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, to be immersed into...

Ajinkya Rahane celebrates after scoring a century against England during the fourth One Day...

Ajinkya Rahane celebrates after scoring a century against England during the fourth One Day...

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh presents a bat signed by him to Olympic Gold Medalist sprinter Usain...

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh presents a bat signed by him to Olympic Gold Medalist sprinter Usain...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523