Dalit student thrashed by teacher; family lodges FIR

Jaipur: A Dalit student studying in class 9 of a government higher secondary school situated under Jhunjhunu’s Buhana police station area was allegedly thrashed by a teacher after he complained against a student of class 10 who had thrashed him too. The boy’s family lodged a case under appropriate sections of the SC/ST atrocities(Prevention) Act and IPC against the teacher. Police stated investigation has been initiated in this matter.

According to the police, the student’s parents lodged an FIR on Thursday in which they alleged that a student of class 10 had beaten up their child. “When the boy approached physical training instructor (PTI) Surajbhan, he was thrashed with batons. The family alleged that he was beaten so severely that three batons were broken in the process,” said a senior officer of Buhana circle on Saturday.

The family in the FIR also complained that the child has sustained injuries on his legs and thighs and is also finding it difficult to breathe. “Since the matter is related to a Dalit child, a deputy superintendent of SP rank officer is investigating. Once the medical report of the child comes further action would be taken,” the officer added.

Earlier, similar cases were registered by the police in Churu and Jhunjhunu districts. On spurt in such cases, a senior officer said, “I think parents and children are now more aware of their rights thus they are coming with complaints. Earlier they used to ignore such things happening in the schools unless it was a serious injury.”

This story first appeared on timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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