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Education volunteer 'thrashes' visually impaired

punjab Updated: Mar 06, 2014 20:49 IST
Raghbir Singh Brar
Raghbir Singh Brar
Hindustan Times
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A 13-year-old visually impaired student of a resource centre at Government Primary School, Surgapurai, Kotkapura, was admitted to a hospital after he was allegedly thrashed by an education volunteer.

Parminder Kumar, a student of Class-2, was allegedly beaten up by the volunteer on Tuesday and was admitted to the civil hospital at Kotpkapura on the same day. He is still under treatment in the hospital.

"The victim has several injury marks due to the alleged cane beating on his back, arms, legs and head," said the mother of the victim.

"We have lodged a complaint to the police in this regard and want that a case should be registered against the miscreant," Sunil Kumar, cousin of the victim, said.
"The volunteer maintained that the victim did not pay attention to his studies, so I had to beat him up," said Daya Chand, father of the victim.

Daljeet Kaur, head teacher of the school, said: "the accused volunteer has been on leave for the last two days since the day of the incident."

"We have received a complaint in this regard, but the victim's family wants to withdraw it now. The parties might reach a compromise," said Devinder Singh, SHO, Kotkapura police station.

Ujjair Gaji, SMO, civil hospital, could not be contacted in spite of repeated attempts on his mobile phone.