Kerala school teacher suffers injuries after student assaults him

The class 11 student assaulted the teacher who allegedly pulled him up for not adhering to the school dress code.
Kerala school teacher suffers injuries after student assaults him
Kerala school teacher suffers injuries after student assaults him
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A high school teacher in Kerala’s Idukki district has sustained serious injuries after a class 11 student assaulted him on Tuesday. According to Idukki police, Jayadev S, the 40-year-old higher secondary department teacher from Kumily Government School had pulled up the accused student, 18-year old Abin Suresh, for regularly attending school without wearing his uniform.

“On Tuesday, the student reached the school without wearing uniform to collect the hall ticket for his examination, and the teacher questioned him. It provoked the student and he brutally beat up the teacher,” Kumily SI Prasanth P Nair told TMM.

Following the assault, the teacher was first rushed to a family health centre and later admitted to St John’s hospital, a private health care institution, in Kattappana. The teacher had sustained serious injuries.

“The victim’s ribs, spinal cord and ear drums were injured due to the assault. He continues to undergo treatment in the private hospital here,” the SI added.

Police arrested Abin Suresh, who hails from Chenkara near Kumily following the incident. A case has been registered in the Kumily Police Station against Abin under IPC sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt).

There have been allegations that the student belongs to a political outfit, while some claim he is with the SFI (student wing of the CPI(M)), others say his family has connections with the Congress.

“The party has no connection to the accused student. Basically the student’s family are Congress supporters. The party will not support the student “ says CPMI(M) Thekkady local secretary K J Devasia.

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