Student beaten for 'not paying fees'

 A 7-year-old girl student of a private school was allegedly beaten by a her teacher for not paying the school fees, promoting parents to approach NHRC.

Ghaziabad: A 7-year-old girl student of a private school was allegedly beaten by a her teacher for not paying the school fees, promoting parents to approach NHRC.

The incident happened on March 24 in Nand Gram colony under Sihani Gate police station in the district.

The student's father Khalid complained the matter to District Magistrate on the same day.

District Magistrate Vimal Kumar Sharma while assuring the victim's father to initiate appropriate action had forwarded the matter to the concerned authority.

According to a written complaint before the National Human Rights Commission, the student of 1st standard was thrashed by her class teacher on Tuesday, the day of her exam as her parents had defaulted in payment of school fees on time.

As a result of merciless beating the girl allegedly fainted in the class room and could not write. In a hurry the school management called up her father Khalid and asked him to take her to home, the human rights activist Rajiv Sharma said.

Traumatised girl narrated the whole incident to her father, who then complained to the principal, but no action was taken, it said.

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