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Principal 'thrashes' Class-9 student for being absent

punjab Updated: Mar 04, 2014 10:45 IST
HT Correspondent

A Class-9 student of Guru Teg Bahadur School, Dabba road, was allegedly thrashed by his principal for being absent from school on Saturday.

The parents of the student have lodged a complaint at the dabba police station and sub-inspector Kamal Dutt said that an officer on duty was sent to investigate the case.

On one hand, the Punjab government has issued a notification in 2005 in which corporal punishment was declared banned in all education institutions, but still some schools are practicing it.

Talking to Hindustan Times, Deepak, the brother of the victim, said: "My brother was thrashed by the school principal for being absent on Saturday and the beating left bruises on the boy's leg, hands and stomach. He is not able to walk properly. We have lodged a complaint against the school principal at the Dabba police station."

He alleged the school principal for being so harsh with the students. We were out of station and due to heavy rainfall we were not able to reach Ludhiana.

When contacted Rajni Bala, school principal, denied all allegations and said she had not thrashed any student. However, total five students were absent on Saturday and she had just scolded the student to be regular in class.