Day after attack by students over mobile use, more teachers threatened in Amritsar village
While police claimed to have made five more arrests in the case, some teachers said they were being threatened. Cops were deployed at the school and a meeting was held bepunjab Updated: May 19, 2016 23:18 IST
Situation remained tense at the Manawala government senior secondary school here on Thursday, a day after some teachers were beaten up by students who were angry over being stopped from using mobile phones.
While police claimed to have made five more arrests in the case, some teachers said they were being threatened. Cops were deployed at the school and a meeting was held between school authorities and villagers to ensure peace. No classes were held on Thursday.
Amritsar (rural) senior superintendent of police Jasdeep Singh said, “There was no untoward incident today. Some teachers have complained that they were shown sharp-edged weapons and threatened by youth outside the school. We have rounded up three persons in this regard. We are verifying that they are students or outsiders.”
Police on Wednesday had registered a case against eight persons by name and around 20 to 25 unidentified persons under section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code after two teachers and a clerical employee were assaulted.
The two students entered the school with a group of men and started beating up mathematics teacher Gurpinder Singh. As another teacher, Gurpreet Kaur, came to his rescue, she was hit on the head and had to be taken to a hospital. A clerk, identified only as Vishal, was also thrashed. One of the boys was later arrested.
First Published: May 19, 2016 23:15 IST