Within two months of the Rouvanjit Rawla episode at La Martiniere, another Kolkata school finds itself embroiled in a case of corporal punishment.
A class I student of Kamala Chatterjee School for Girls was slapped by her teacher Mamata Ghosh resulting in blood clotting in her ear. Six-year-old Srija Das’s parents also alleged that Ghosh kept her back in school on Friday.
Ghosh, who was booked by police, was let off on bail on Saturday.
Debarshi Mondal, secretary of the primary education board, told Hindustan Times: “I do not have any information so far regarding this incident. But I will definitely look into the matter.”
Police said a medical report by an ENT specialist stated that the injury and blood clotting were caused by a blow under the girl’s left ear.
Srija’s parents Sabyasachi and Payel Das claimed Ghosh had been torturing their daughter. “For the past 15 days the teacher has been calling us ... to make unnecessary complaints.”
Srija’s father Sabyasachi said: “How could a schoolteacher behave like this with a Class I girl? It seems some teachers did not take any lesson from the Rouvanjit Rawla incident.”