Govt teacher gets 2-yr RI for thrashing Dalit colleague

A local court today sentenced a government school teacher to two years of rigorous imprisonment for using caste-related words and violent behaviour against a Dalit teacher in the same school.

Rewari: A local court today
sentenced a government school teacher to two years of rigorous imprisonment for using caste-related words and violent behaviour against a Dalit teacher in the same school.

Additional Sessions Judge J R Chauhan sentenced
Purshottam Sharma, a Hindi teacher of Tihara government high school, to two years of rigorous imprisonment while holding him guilty of using caste-related words and violent behaviour against a Dalit teacher of the same school in November 2008.

The Judge also imposed a fine of Rs 3,500 on the convict.

According to the prosecution, Sharma thrashed his
colleague Suresh Kumar, a Social Science teacher, in the
school premises and used caste-related words against him after an altercation broke out between them on November 22, 2008.

Kumar, who had to be admitted to hospital following the
incident, filed a complaint after which police registered a
case of causing hurt and criminal intimidation against Sharma
under the provisions of SC/ST Act.

Subsequently the then DSP Balwan Singh Rana held an
inquiry into the matter following which the case was put up in
the court for trial.

PTI

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