Haridwar: A teacher allegedly inflicted serious injuries on the ears of 40 students in Bhel area here by hitting them with a sharp wire and left them profusely bleeding, official sources said.
Vimal Singh, a teacher at Vahini PAC School, punished the students on Monday for playing in the school by hitting on their ears with the sharp wire, they said.
Taking suo motu cognizance of the incident, State Education Minister Govind Singh Vashisht has directed District Magistrate Meenakshi Sundram to investigate the matter and submit the report within a week.
The District Magistrate has constituted a panel of five members headed by Deputy Collector Harvir Singh which has initiated its inquiry into the matter, the sources said.
The parents of the students had complained about the incident to PAC Commandant Janmejaya Khanduri, the school management and police.
Police will fully investigate the matter and the accused, if found guilty, will be punished as per the law, DIG Jyoti Swarup Pandey said.