POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2022
AGRA: An upper-caste teacher at a government primary school in Firozabad district was booked on Tuesday for breaking an eight-year-old Dalit student’s arm and hurling a “casteist slur” at her parents when they came to the institution to file a complaint.
The FIR was lodged following the orders of sub-divisional magistrate Adesh Kumar Sagar. The FIR was registered at Pachokhara police station against the accused, Guddu Pandit, posted at Salempur primary school, under IPC section 323 (causing hurt), 325 (grievous hurt), 504 (insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), and relevant sections of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015.
Made rounds of police station, no action was taken, says father
The father of the victim, Sunil Kumar, said, “When my wife and I went to the school to complain about the brutal beating of my child, the accused teacher started abusing us and hurled casteist slurs at us in front of others. He threatened us and asked us to leave.”
The incident took place on August 31.
“I made rounds of the local police station for days but no action was taken. I eventually filed a complaint at the SDM office on Tuesday, after which an FIR was registered. My child’s hand has been fractured. She is traumatised and is not eating properly,” Kumar said.
Deputy SP, Hari Mohan Singh, said, ” An FIR was registered under relevant sections against the teacher of the student on the basis of Kumar’s complaint. The child will be medically examined. The accused teacher has been called for questioning. The entire matter is being probed in detail.”
To recall, last month, a nine-year-old Dalit student at a private school in Jalore district of Rajasthan was also allegedly beaten by his teacher. He succumbed to his injuries on August 13.
Courtesy : TOI
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