The National Rights Human Commission on Wednesday asked the Delhi government to pay Rs 50,000 to a schoolboy who was brutally beaten up by his teacher over two years ago. The 12-year-boy had suffered injuries on his left shoulder and elbow for which he had to be operated upon.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) took the decision on the basis of a complaint on April 22, 2010, that cited a newspaper report alleging that his mathematics teacher had thrashed the boy on December 10, 2009.
“The commission on the basis of reports and material found that the allegations were correct and the teacher was booked under Section 323 of the Indian Penal Code (voluntarily causing hurt) and Section 23 of the Juvenile Justice Act (cruelty to juvenile or child) at the Ambedkar Nagar police station,” the commission said. “A chargesheet was also filed in the court of metropolitan magistrate at Saket,” the commission added.
However, despite repeated reminders, the secretary of Delhi’s department of education did not respond to the show-cause notice of the commission for payment of monetary relief to the boy whose human rights had been violated, it said. Now the NHRC has asked the Delhi chief secretary to send it the proof of payment.