Student beaten to death over fee

A Class VI student was beaten to death in Manipur as his parents could not pay his fee in time.

The school authorities have been detained.

According to the Manipur Police, the deceased is Suresh Tongbram, a student of Kids Care School in Toupokpi Canal Mapal, Bishnupur district.

Arrests made
Following a police complaint by the father of the deceased, the founder of the school, Washinao Joyson (41) and his wife, who is also the warden, W Grace (33), were arrested from the school premises.

The body has been sent for post-mortem and the police are awaiting the report.
“Being a poor farmer, I was unable to clear the school and hostel fees of Residential Kids Care School in Langol near Imphal, where my son was admitted two years ago.

The school authorities told me to clear the fees or take him away. When I went to take him back, they said unless I clear the fee, he would not be let out,” Bira Tongbram, Suresh’s father told reporters.

Bruises on body
“On Friday night, the school authorities brought my son to me. He had bruises all over his body and I was told that he was punished for being disobedient. The officials left in a huff and told me to clear the fee by August 31,” Bira added.

He charged that the boy collapsed immediately after reaching home.
The parents have decided not to receive the body unless they get justice.

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