Private school teacher booked under JJ Act for assaulting minor boy in Bengaluru

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)




teacher of a private school (KSVK school) situated in Channasandra has been booked for assaulting a 9-year-old class IV boy mercilessly in the classroom for allegedly not doing home work on Wednesday.

The boy who sustained bruises on his checks returned home and his mother noticed the boy and alerted the father.

When the father,Srinidhi K,a lecturer by profession, confronted the management,they tried to hush up the issue and sent the teacher home without any clarification.

Frustrated over the response,Mr.Srinidhi called the police control room and reported the matter.The police reached the spot and verified the CCTV to find that the accused teacher identified as Kavitha had slapped and assaulted the boy for about half a hour in the class with slapping him 43 times .

Initial probe revealed that the teacher was angry with the boy for not completing his homework and asked him to get a note from the parents in the school diary .

However when the parents did not wrote any note in the diary,the teacher got agitated and punished the boy.

The father being a teacher himself said that the teachers should know how to handle the students and beating them like this amounts to corporal punishment.

Based on the complaint by the father,the Kadugodi police have registered a case against the teacher charging her under Juvenile Justice Act.