Parents of a 13-year-old boy student in Bengaluru have approached the police seeking action against school authorities who allegedly beat up the child for not paying the fees of time.
The New Indian Express reports that the boy, studying in a private school in the city, was beaten up by the school administrator on February 27.
In their complaint to the Sampigehalli police, the parents alleged that their son was mentally and physically harassed even after the dues were cleared. Maintaining that the boy sustained injuries in the assault, the parents have reportedly submitted a medical certificate to substantiate their claims.
They pointed out that the harassment had affected the child so much so that his academic performance was faltering.
Dismissing the allegations, the school authorities told TNIE that they would seek legal recourse to fight the case.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights have registered a suo motu case on the matter. The commission is said to have issued a notice to the school authorities.
Earlier in February, the parents of a class 3 student studying in a city school had raised a complaint with the Bharti Nagar police, accusing the physical education teacher of beating up the child for using the washroom during class hours.
Speaking to The Hindu after filing the complaint, the child's mother Maria Priya said that the treatment meted out to her child was nothing but corporal punishment. In this case, the mother alleged that the headmistress of the school did not take any action against the teacher, despite giving assurances.