In a shocking incident, a Class 10 student was allegedly brutally beaten with sticks by his teacher for coughing in the class causing that led disturbance. The incident happened on November 22 of a private school Janta Public School at Girdharpur village in Greater Noida.
The 40-year-old teacher, Sacche Singh allegedly beaten up an ill student for coughing in the class and disturbing him. Singh has been booked.
As per police, Singh was reading out of a social science book in the 7th period when the student, Pushkar, had a bout of a cough and others started making a noise. He lost concentration, brought a stick from outside and hit the boy repeatedly in the knees.
The boy's father Ompal, who is a farmer has lodged a police complaint against Singh. “The teacher was taking a social science class when my son started coughing. The other students, who were patiently listening to the teacher, started making a noise. This made him angry, and to set an example, he made my son stand and thrashed him with a stick in front of the whole class,” Ompal said.
“My son pleaded with the teacher to allow him to go home. His knees were hurting, he had been hit badly with a stick. But the teacher refused to let my son leave the class. He even threatened him against telling anyone. My son stayed in class in that condition for almost two hours,” the father said.
The teacher has since been sacked by the school. “His act is not acceptable. We have sacked him as we do not permit this kind of behaviour in our school,” principal Balraj Singh said. He has been had been booked under sections 323, 504, 506 of the IPC for voluntarily causing hurt, intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace and criminal intimidation, respectively.