Schoolteacher booked for thrashing fourth grader in Betul

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Betul
  • Updated: Oct 19, 2015 12:38 IST

A fourth grader was thrashed by her teacher and pushed to the floor for not completing her homework, ending up with a broken tooth and cut lips in a case of corporal punishment reported from a private school in village in Betul district of MP.

The Jhallar police registered a case on Saturday against the teacher, identified as Shravan Mannase, for the attack that took place a day earlier at Saraswati Shishu Vidhya Mandir at Amla village.

Payal Malviya, 9, was taken to a primary health centre in Baisdehi town from where she was referred to Betul district hospital and discharged after primary test after the incident on Friday.

“A front tooth of my daughter has completely been damaged. Doctors are advising to remove it. The teacher should have been given punishment for his misdeed,” said Geeta Malviya, the girl’s mother.

Shravan Mannase, however, refuted the allegations and said he was being implicated by the girl’s family in a fake case over an old enmity.

“My family has a dispute with the girl’s family, due to which they are implicating me. The girl has not been completing her home work for the past four days, therefore I scolded her but did not beat her up,” Mannase told HT.

Block Education Officer (BEO), GC Singh said a probe had been ordered and stern action would be taken against the teacher and the school management, if the teacher was found guilty.

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