Bookseller beaten up at Cottons

Bookseller beaten up at Cottons

However, parents and school authorities interfered before things went out of control. The injured was given first aid at the school’s medical room.

Naresh A R, proprietor of Sumbas Enterprises, who has distributed textbooks to the school for the last seven years, told Deccan Herald that he would address the shortage soon.

Delay in order

According to Naresh, the school ordered for books only on June 3 this year. Normally, orders are placed in December. Despite the delay in order, he tried to arrange for books in two weeks’ time, which otherwise takes 40 days.

But problem arose when demand exceeded stock. “In spite of getting five extra books per class, the stock wasn’t sufficient- the number given was wrong,” says Naresh.

Thursday being the last day of sale, many parents came to the school for books. When they found that there were no books available, some parents lost their temper which led to the manhandling of the distributor.

Sufficient books

Naresh told Deccan Herald that the six other schools run by the same management did not have problem since they ordered sufficient number of books.

He assured parents that books would arrive in a few days’ time.  “It’s difficult to get books on short notice, since they have to be brought from Delhi and other cities,” says Naresh.

The school office said that things are in order and refused to comment on the issue.

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