Principal caned child without explaining what was the reason.

Kerala 12-year-old allegedly severely caned by principal in hospital
news Crime Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 13:17

A 12-year-old boy has been hospitalised after he was allegedly brutally caned by his school principal in Kottarakkara of Kollam district.

The boy, who is a student of Mar Ivanios Bethany School, Kalayapuram, was admitted in Kottarakkara Taluk hospital on Friday.

As per the reports, the Principal took the boy along with his friends to his room, and told them that he was watching the students through surveillance camera.

He also caned them without explaining what was the reason.

The incident happened at 8.30 am and the boy had to stay in school all day long, with his injuries.

He was taken to the hospital by his parents after he reached home in the evening.

The Times of India reports that he has been hospitalised in Kottarakkara, Kollam with serious injuries after he was badly caned by his school principal, reportedly for some naughty behaviour in the class.

Police have registered a case against the school principal Fr John Palavila under Section 324 IPC (voluntarily causing hurt using dangerous weapons) and relevant sections of the Juvenile Justice Act.

“There are enough marks on the boy's body to prove that he had been brutally caned. We will record the principal's statement on Saturday,” Kottarakara sub-inspector P S Jose Prakash told ToI.

Various student organisations held a protest march to the school on Friday evening after the news spread.


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