In another shocking incident of corporal punishment in Andhra Pradesh, a Class 3 student was allegedly beaten up for not completing his homework.
When the parents approached the school’s management seeking an explanation, they issued a transfer certificate to the victim and his sibling.
According to the local police, the two siblings were students of ‘Vikas’ school in Vijayawada’s Prasadampadu area.
The students met with an accident 10 days ago, due to which they were unable to attend classes or complete their homework. When they returned to school, the younger brother was beaten up by his science teacher, which resulted in injuries on his legs, DC reported.
When the father, Rama Murthy, took up the matter to police, he alleged that the police tried to ‘compromise’ the issue and reach a settlement between the parents and school administration, Eenadu reported.
On Monday, the school issued transfer certificate to both children without citing any reason, the parents alleged.
“The school management has forcefully taken signatures from me and given the transfer certificate. Very shocking that even the police failed to take action against the management,” Rama Murthy told The New Indian Express.
DC quoted Murthy saying, "Private schools loot parents by charging exorbitant fees while ignoring the safety of the children.”
Following this, the father filed a case with the Patamata police.
Meanwhile, reports suggest that state HRD Minister Ganta Srinivas Rao took note of the incident, and asked the District Education authorities to submit a report and take necessary action against the school.
Education officers told that they would de-recognise the school, and file a criminal case against them, if the allegations turned out to be true.