Teacher dismissed for slapping student


The management of the St Johhn’s High School for boys here took the decision after a magisterial inquiry ordered by the Chandigarh administration held the teacher guilty of corporal punishment.

The terminated teacher Reema Talwar had reportedly repeatedly slapped the student for failing to recite a mathematics table.

The student Akshay had complained to parents who lodged a complaint with the administration following which a magisterial inquiry was ordered. The inquiry held that the teacher had slapped the child “more than once.”

Akshay’s mother had claimed her son had suffered emotional trauma after being humiliated by the teacher who had also reportedly asked his classmates to laugh at him after calling him a “D grade student.”

Kavita Das, principal of the school said: “As a responsible institution, we are absolutely clear that no one is above the law.”

The senior standing counsel of the administration had recommended lodging a criminal case against the teacher in case the school did not take any action against her.

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