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Thrashing by teacher lands teen in hospital

india Updated: Jan 31, 2010 00:53 IST
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The police arrested a coaching class teacher on Saturday for beating up one of his students so badly that he had to be hospitalised.

Hiralal Bhosale (33), owner of Excellent Coaching Classes, has been booked for allegedly beating Vijay Jadhav (15), a Class 9 of Sanket Vidyalaya, with a bamboo for putting up an obscene letter on the board.

On Friday night, after classes, friends brought an unconscious Vijay to his Manpada residence. Vijay’s parents were shocked.

“After the classes got over at 9.30 pm, Bhosale asked the girls to leave, and locked all the boys inside the room. He then beat up Vijay and another student with a bamboo. The other boy suffered minor injuries, but Vijay had bruises on his cheeks, back, hands and legs,” said Vijay’s mother, Vachala Jadhav (35), a homemaker.

When Vijay told his mother that his teacher had beaten him for no fault of his, she took him back to his coaching class to confront the teacher.

“Bhosale said my son had put up an obscene letter on the board. When I asked him if he had seen my son doing it, he said another student had told him so,” said Vachala. “He beat up my son so badly without even verifying whether he was at fault. The least he could have done was to call me or my husband and inform us about the mischief.”

Vachala admitted her son to the Thane Civil Hospital and then filed a complaint with the police.

Vijay’s condition is stable and he has no fractures, said a doctor at the hospital. But he will be kept under observation at the hospital for two to three days, the doctor added.

“Bhosale got angry after Vijay allegedly put up some obscene matter on the board. Bhosale has been booked under Section 336 of the Indian Penal Code (rash or negligent act endangering the life or personal safety of others),” said Police Sub-Inspector SR Patil.