A student in Mandya district was thrashed by a headmistress of the school for allegedly comparing a teacher's appearance to Sandalwood actor and former Kannada Big Boss contestant Huccha Venkat.
Suvarna News reported on Saturday that Pruthvik studies in fifth standard in Jnana Gangothri Montessori and Higher Primary School in Mandya. The school headmistress, Gunamani, who beat the boy black and blue after she received a complaint from a few students that a teacher named Darshan was compared to the Sandalwood actor.
A parent told Suvarna News that the headmistress had not bothered to crosscheck with the concerned teacher and hit the boy.
The student had sustained scars and blood clots days after Gunamani hit him. However, Pruthvik did not tell his parents about it on the day when the incident happened. It came to light when his parents while giving him a bath.
Enraged by how badly their son was beaten, Pruthvik's parents enquired Gunamani about what happened, reported Suvarna News.
Gunamani accepted that she physically assaulted Pruthvik and alleged that he had compared her staff school staff to Huccha Venkat.
However, Pruthvik denied the allegation saying he never attended school on the day when Gunamani claimed the incident took place.
A complaint has been registered in the jurisdictional police station by the parents.