The guardian of a student of All Saints School here was thrashed by a school teacher when he, along with parents of some other students, was trying to enter the school premises.
The parents wanted to meet the school principal as their children had been barred from sitting in terminal exams. Around a dozen students had been barred from taking exams as they had not obtained no-dues certificate from the school.
The parents alleged that they had deposited fee of more than six months at the time of opening of the new session itself. At the time of depositing the fee, the school administration had asked them to come to school again in the month of September to get the school seal over no-dues form.
Some parents forgot to get the no-dues forms sealed. The school administration stopped their wards from appearing in the terminal exam.
On Wednesday, Brijesh Sahu, uncle of Aditya Sahu, a student of class 9, was allegedly thrashed by sports teacher of the school when he was trying to force his way into school premises along with some other parents/guardians.
Later Brijesh and others lodged a written complaint with CSP Shahjahanabad against the school administration. The parents also tried to meet school principal to apprise her about the incident but she refused to meet the parents.
"On Wednesday morning, I received a call from the school that my nephew has not been allowed to sit in the exam. I rushed to the school to talk to school administration and persuade them to allow him to at least sit in exam. But they didn't even allow me and other parents to enter the school premises. The sports teacher of the school thrashed me badly", said Brijesh Sahu.
Even as agitated parents were engaged in arguments with the school staff, Youth Congress leader Monu Saxena along with his supporters also arrived there to protest against the school administration.
Saxena said the school administration should allow the children to take the exam and maintain transparency with parents. HT tried to contact the school principal and the teacher against whom allegation of physical assault has been levelled but they were not available for comments.