The Delhi High Court on Monday sought to know why corporal punishment continued in Delhi schools despite its order in 2001 banning it.
The court raised the query while issuing notices to the MCD, Delhi Government and Delhi Police on a petition filed by Shanno’s father Ayub Khan. The schoolgirl died, allegedly after being subjected to corporal punishment by her teacher in a MCD-run school in Bawana.
Khan has sought a compensation of Rs one crore and a direction to the police to lodge an FIR aginst the teacher Manju under the stiffer section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder with a jail term upto ten years). At present Manju is only booked under the milder section 304 A (causing death by negligent act).