Within a couple of months of teaching, Manju (26) has found herself at the centre of a raging controversy.
The teacher of MCD Girls Primary School, Bawana, has been accused of resorting to corporal punishment, which eventually led to the death of Shanno on Friday. The police registered a case of negligence against her on Friday.
Claiming innocence, Manju said: “I did not punish their child in the sun on Wednesday. She was complaining of nausea and vomited after lunch break. Her mother was called and she went back home with her,” said Manju, who was in charge of three sections (about 150 students) of Class II. Manju has a two-and-half-year-old son and she lives with her husband in Sonepat. With a diploma in diet and a B Ed degree from MD University in Rohtak, she joined on February 2, this year.
Manju was suspended by the MCD immediately after the case surfaced on Thursday. No further action will be taken till the report for the inquiry ordered by Commissioner K.S. Mehra is submitted.
The commissioner also ordered a zone-level sensitization programme for its primary schools on Friday to prevent such incidents from occurring in future.
Mayor Arti Mehra has announced a compensation of Rs 50,000 for the family. “This is a symbolic gesture from our side,” she said.