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Punished in school, 11-yr-old dies

An 11-year-old boy died in Orissa after he was beaten up by his class teacher in school for failing to answer a question, the boy's family alleged Monday.

india Updated: Feb 15, 2010 23:58 IST

An 11-year-old boy died in Orissa after he was beaten up by his class teacher in school for failing to answer a question, the boy's family alleged Monday.

Ajaya Kumar Jena was punished in George High School at Bargarh town, some 380 km from here, Jan 29 after he failed to answer a question asked by his class teacher, Jena's uncle Krushna Chandra Bargesaid.

After beating Jena, the teacher asked some students who had answered the question to also punish him.

The boy, who was studying in Class 6, complained of chest pain after he was beaten up by the teacher and students. He was admitted to a hospital where he died.