Visakhapatnam (AP): City Police today
booked principal of a public school here for allegedly beating
up a student of class IV for conversing in Telugu with her
NSN English Medium Public School principal NSN Murthy
has been booked under section 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by
dangerous weapons or means) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)
after parents of nine-year-old Pavani lodged a complaint, they
Murthy was taken into custody for questioning.
According to the complaint, the principal summoned
Pavani to his chamber and beaten her up with a scroll after he
found her talking in Telugu with fellow student in class room
on March 6.
The child sustained injuries on her right hand and
forearm and is sent to King George Hospital for treatment.
According to sources in the school, speaking in
English is the norm at the institution.