Boy stripped for not doing homework

A 10-year-old boy was stripped and physically assaulted by a  teacher  at Evershine English School in Kalidasa Layout, Srinagar, South Bengaluru,  for not doing the homework.  

Mahesh, a class 6 student, was beaten by the teacher, Anitha, on Monday. His parents, along with activists of a  pro-Kannada organisation,  protested in front of the school on Tuesday, demanding action against the teacher.  

Mahesh told reporters  he had skipped school for three days because of ill health and could not do the homework either. When he turned up at the school on Monday,  Anitha asked him about the homework. When he replied that he could not do it as he had taken ill, she asked  other students to strip him and then went on to slap him five times.

Chaitra, the boy's  mother, accused the teacher of  beating him without knowing his  health condition.  According to her, teachers must  not lose patience under any circumstances. She added that  they would go to the police if the school management failed to take action against  Anitha.  

Sudha Pragna, the founder principal of the school, said Mahesh was poor in studies and hadn't done the homework. "The school management will take appropriate action after seeking an  explanation from the teacher. We also asked her to apologise to the boys' parents," she added.

Child rights activist  Nagasimha G Rao said assaulting children was a violation of their rights. If the student is poor in studies, it is the duty of the teacher to teach. They do not have the right to  punish the student, he added.  

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