Dehradun student beaten up for complaining about midday meal, hospitalised

The school principal has been suspended after preliminary investigations confirmed severe injuries to the child.

dehradun Updated: May 22, 2018 14:11 IST
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The victim is a Class 5 student at the Government Primary School in Dehradun district’s Old Dalanwala area.(Reuters File/Representative Photo )

An 11-year-old boy was hospitalised in Dehradun after his principal allegedly beat him up with an iron rod when he complained about the quality of the midday meal, police said on Tuesday.

The victim, Rahul, is a student of Class 5 at Government Primary School in Dehradun district’s Old Dalanwala area. On Monday, he complained to the school principal, Nasrin Bano, about the quality of food being served in the midday meal.

This angered Bano and she thrashed Rahul with an iron rod, following which the boy fell unconscious, police said.

Rahul’s friends brought him home and his parents rushed him to a hospital.

His father, Dharmendra Paswan, has lodged a complaint at the Dalanwala police station and a probe has been initiated, the police added.

Rahul is undergoing treatment at the Coronation Hospital and police said his condition was stable.

The minor’s angry relatives demonstrated outside the school.

The school principal was suspended after preliminary investigations confirmed severe injuries to the child, chief education officer of Dehradun, SB Joshi, said.

First Published: May 22, 2018 14:04 IST