In a shocking incident, a class eight student allegedly attacked his class teacher with an iron rod after being scolded in school in south Delhi's Saket for not carrying books and missing classes. The incident reportedly took place on Saturday when the kid allegedly thrashed the teacher,
The teacher has been admitted to the Delhi's AIIMS hospital and undergoing treatment. The case has also been registered by the police. According to IndiaToday, police received a call at 9.15 am about a teacher of Veer Chander Singh Garhwali Government Boys Senior Secondary School, in Saket's J Block, being attacked by a student.
"A police team rushed to the spot. During the initial investigation, we found out that Shyam Sunder Choudhary, the class teacher, had scolded the accused after finding an iron rod in his school bag. The teacher had also informed the student's uncle over the phone," said Vijay Kumar, deputy commissioner of police (south).
The fellow students told police that the teacher got busy in work after keeping the rod on the table. This angered the boy and he picked up the rod and kept it in his bag.
"When the teacher tried to take away the bag, the student took the rod and hit the teacher on the face and head causing injuries. After attacking the teacher, the student fled by scaling the school's boundary wall. The school administration rushed the victim to AIIMS," Kumar added.
According to the school administration, the student came prepared to attack the teacher.
"The student has been missing school for around 15 days. The class teacher asked him (the student) to get his bag to check the books, but he refused. The teacher then asked his classmates to get his school bag and he started misbehaving.
The child took out the rod and started hitting the class teacher. He hit the teacher five times. When the other students raised an alarm and tried to catch him, he threatened to hit them and fled. I was teaching in a nearby class when I heard the commotion and rushed to the classroom," said Ashok Kumar Yadav, English teacher.
Police said that they have registered a case under section 308 of the Indian Penal Code and teams have been formed to nab the student. "We have also contacted the child's family," said a senior police officer.