A class 9 student of a private school in Jharkhand’s Deoghar district was allegedly beaten and made to stand in the scorching sun by a non-teaching staff of the educational institute, police said on Friday.
The mother of the 15-year-old boy lodged an FIR in this regard at Rikhiya police station and alleged that her son fell unconscious while standing in the scorching sun. The school management, however, denied the allegation.
”On the complaint of the mother, an FIR has been lodged and search operation is on for the non-teaching staff,” Deoghar, Superintendent of Police (SP) Subhash Chandra Jat told PTI.
As per the complaint lodged by the mother, her son is a student of class-9 ‘C’ at the private school in Deoghar.
”During school hours on Thursday, the bus in-charge of the school Sanjay Pandey beat my son brutally and made him to stand in scorching sun for three hours. Despite repeated request, his appeal went unheard. When he fell unconscious, a school teacher took him to home,” she alleged in the complaint.
The woman said her son is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Deoghar.
The school principal SM Mishra, however, denied the allegation of beating the student. ”The students of class-9 ‘C’ were making noise in the classroom and doing mischievous acts. The staff Sanjay Pandey was passing through the class at that time. Hearing the hustle bustle in classroom, he asked all the students to stand outside the class as a token punishment,” Mishra said.
He said that the victim student had some medical issues but it had not been informed to the school by parents. ”As per the school rule, parents need to inform school authorities if their children have any medical issues. We came to know now that the boy is under medication from his parents. However, we deny the allegation that the boy was beaten. Nobody beat him on the school campus,” the principal said.