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UP: Teacher accused of forcing Class 3 student to strip as ‘punishment’

The boy’s father alleged that the teacher punished him because he wouldn’t come for private tuitions.

india Updated: Jan 21, 2018 10:53 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Kanpur
Kanpur,Civil Lines,School
Gwaltoli police have asked the school management to review the behaviour of teachers routinely and install CCTV cameras in classrooms.(Representative image)

A teacher allegedly forced a Class 3 student to strip, then instructed 40 of his classmates to slap him, at a school in Civil Lines.

Though the unusual punishment was meted out between January 5 and 8, the boy’s parents came to know about it only on Saturday. They then began protesting on the school campus, forcing its management to terminate the teacher’s services.

According to the father, the teacher punished the boy because he wouldn’t come for private tuitions. “Teachers here put pressure on children to take tuitions from them,” he said. “But as the school management has already taken action against the teacher, I will not be pressing charges.”

The parent said the boy was too scared to speak up against the teacher. “I found out about the incident from others. My son is still reeling from the shock,” he added.

The sacked teacher, Zaheen Fatima, alleged that she was the victim of a conspiracy. School principal Shally Dheer refused to comment on the matter.

Although no FIR was filed, Gwaltoli police have asked the school management to review the behaviour of teachers routinely and install CCTV cameras in classrooms.

First Published: Jan 20, 2018 22:02 IST