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47 kids caned for demanding food

india Updated: Jul 16, 2012 23:18 IST

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A primary teacher of a government-run school in Vadodara district was granted bail by a court on Monday after she was arrested for having caned 47 students over a mid-day meal issue.

The students had complained about “inadequate supplies” of the mid-day meal served at the institution.

“We have ordered the suspension of the teacher and launched an inquiry into it,” Vadodara district development officer Rakesh Shankar told HT, adding most of the children had received minor injuries.

Jayantibhai Somabhai, the guardian of a student, had lodged a police complaint on Saturday against the teacher, Bela Patel.

This episode happened a day before the incident concerning two students of a government school in Bihar being beaten to unconsciousness because they refused to eat mid-day meal with insects in it.