Teacher throws girl student onto ground; suspended



Hassan (Karnataka): In a shocking incident, a class IV student of a government school here suffered head injury and loss of memory after her teacher threw her out of the classroom for not doing homework, officials said on Tuesday.

The incident occurred on September 24 when the girl was taken to task for not doing home work given by her teacher Veerabhadrappa.

Veerabhadrappa hit her and then threw her out of the classroom and her head hit the ground, Education Department sources said.

The girl, who suffered from severe shock following head injury could not even narrate the incident to her parents, who came to know about it from her classmates, they said.

The girl was shifted to the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences in Bangalore, where doctors said she suffered shock due to the punishment.

According to sources, the girl cannot remember any incident barring her name now. She is currently undergoing treatment in Shimoga. She is the daughter of the School Development Committee President, M K Devaraj, who reportedly has certain differences with the teacher.

Condemning the teacher's action, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Visweshwara Hegde Kageri said the government will initiate legal action against Veerabhadrappa.

"The teacher concerned has already been suspended three days ago. Despite repeated warnings not to resort to corporal punishment, such things are happening. The government will view this seriously," he told reporters.

He said education department officials have been directed to meet the treatment expenses of the girl, who, doctors said, will recover.

PTI