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Bangalore: Caretaker brands 6 kids with hot iron rod

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Bangalore, December 13, 2012
First Published: 00:25 IST(13/12/2012) | Last Updated: 01:38 IST(13/12/2012)

A caretaker of a play school allegedly tortured six students by branding their hands with a hot metal rod in an attempt to discipline them. The incident was reported at Building Blocks Daisy School in the Whitefield area of southeast Bangalore on Tuesday.

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The parents of the victims protested in front of the school, resorted to vandalism and lodged a complaint with the police on the basis of which the caretaker, V Sujatha, 32, was arrested.

The police said Sujatha allegedly branded four girls and two boys aged between 3 and 5.

“Vijaykumar, a resident of Gandhipura, filed a case that his daughter along with five other students was tortured by the caretaker. Sujatha said she punished the students as they were behaving uncontrollably and had to be disciplined,” inspector Mohammed Rafi said.

School founder James Ambat told mediapersons, “We have suspended Sujatha as we do not tolerate corporal punishment."

A victim’s parent told HT: “My daughter is now afraid to go to school. She is being treated for physical injuries and psychological problems.”

Boy throws acid on class 12 girl student’s face
An unidentified boy threw acid on the face of Navjot Kaur, a student of class 12 from Jalwana village in Ludhiana district on Tuesday.

Navjot was going to school with her friend after taking her tuition in the morning but having forgotten some books at her tutor’s house she went back to get them.

When she was on her way to the school from tutor’s house, two boys on a motorcycle stopped her and one of the two threw acid at her face. 
- HTC, ludhiana


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