Locked in dark room by teacher, six-year-old dies

A 6-year-old boy, who was locked in a bathroom for several hours allegedly by his teacher as a punishment for not completing his homework, has died.

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2012, 00:17 AM IST

Karnal: A six-year-old boy, who was locked
in a bathroom for several hours allegedly by his school
teacher as a punishment for not completing his homework, has
died after remaining ill for over 55 days.

Pankaj, a kindergarten student of Rajkul Senior School
Kamela in Gharonda sub-division, was locked in a bathroom for
several hours on December 27 last year by his teacher after he
failed to complete his home work.

The boy remained in a state of shock due to alleged
inhuman and insensitive attitude of the teacher before falling
sick. He finally died on February 19.
Parents of the boy Jaiver Singh and Reena have held the
school authorities responsible for the death of their child
claiming that after locking Pankaj in the bathroom, the
teacher forgot to open the door.

It was only after the school was over that his elder
brother Sagar told the bus driver that his brother had not
arrived.

After being treated at various places, Pankaj attended
school for a day before plunging into shock again.
However, school manager Bablu Rana said that the child
had been suffering for some disease and ultimately succumbed
to it, a fact denied by the parents of the victim.

The district administration has ordered a probe into the
incident.

PTI