Corporal punishment: 2 students suffer head injury, fracture

Ghaziabad: In two instances of corporal punishment, a class I student of a public school got nine stitches in head after his principal allegedly bashed him for being outside the class, while a nine-year-old boy's hand was today fractured following a "beating" for violating the dress code.

Attending the class in casuals today turned out to be a nightmare for Tarun, a class IV student, who could not make it to Government Primary School in proper uniform as it was wet.

According to Vinod, Tarun's father, the boy was beaten up so much by his teacher that he suffered a fracture in his hand. "What a reward my son got for not missing the school," said Vinod, a resident of Kalchhina village near Modinagar.

He reported the matter to Basic Shikchha Adhikari who has ordered an inquiry into the incident, police said.

In another case at Bright Land Public School in Shastri Nagar, 5-year-old Sanjog suffered a head injury allegedly after his principal Balveen Khandelwal hit his head against the wall for being outside the class on Saturday.

According to police, Sanjog's father, a trader, received a call from the school that his son had fell off the stairs.

When the boy's father reached the school, Sanjog's classmates told him that he was beaten up by the principal, police said according to the complaint.

Sanjog was taken to MMG hospital where he got nine stitches in the head. His body also bore caning marks, they said.

A police complaint has been filed in this regard last evening.

SSP Raghubir Lal today issued orders for the arrest of the government teacher and Kandelwal.

Authorities at both the schools denied any comment.