Teacher 'pulls down nursery kids' underwear in classroom'

Woman takes to FB to protest 'mistreatment' of her daughter, another boy

Teacher 'pulls down nursery kids' underwear in classroom'

 Two nursery children were allegedly beaten and harassed by a teacher at Eastwood High School near Halasuru, east Bengaluru. One of the parents took to social media to express her anguish.

Susmita Nanda Dash, a parent, said her daughter was beaten in the classroom by one of the teachers who also pulled her underwear down. Dash told DH she grew suspicious when her daughter began throwing a tantrum to go to school every morning.

“This was in April last year. She would cry while going to school every morning. I was alarmed. When I enquired, she told me a teacher beat her every day,” she said.
On one occasion, Dash continued, the teacher removed her daughter’s sweater in the classroom to make other children mock her.

The mother said she met the teacher in school thrice and requested her not to beat the child. “I told her that my child was going through mental trauma, but the teacher was unmoved. I approached the principal but little changed,” she said.

In a Facebook post, Dash narrated what the principal told her, “No, we don’t beat any kids here as beating is banned in school.” But her parting shot was, “A teacher doesn’t have any other way to instill discipline other than beating (sic).”

Dash has claimed that a similar incident happened with another child two days ago. The boy came running to his mother and told her that he was beaten by the same teacher.

“But that was not all. The teacher pulled down the boy’s underwear even as other children watched, and threatened to lock him in an unlit room where a dog would bite his private parts,” Dash said.

According to Dash, parents have paid a non-refundable deposit of Rs 50,000 and are reluctant to speak up for fear of reprisal from the school management. “They fear their children will be targeted if they speak up. The school has refused to share the CCTV footage with us. Every classroom has a CCTV camera,” Dash said.

DH tried to contact the school management for its version of the events but there was no immediate response.

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