Many girls alleged that they were beaten up regularly by the accused headmaster.

School girl coughs up blood after punishment accused headmaster on the runImage for representation
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A minor girl, who was allegedly beaten up by the headmaster of her school in Dakshina Kannada district, had to be shifted to a Manglauru hospital on Monday after her condition deteriorated, reported The Hindu.

The class 9 student of Kumbashi English Medium school in Venoor in Belthangady was beaten up allegedly severely by headmaster Girish on Friday night for her poor academic performance, reported the newspaper.

The Venoor police have registered a case of assault against Girish, who is reportedly missing.

According to Childline Mangaluru coordinator Sampath Katti, the girl belonged to a poor Kerala family and stayed in the school hostel.

She had been receiving treatment in a government hospital till her condition worsened on Monday. Her parents later shifted her to Wenlock hospital after she started vomiting blood.

Sampath Katti reported said that the parents decided to shift the girl to Mangaluru after she suffered chest pain and vomited blood, reported TOI.

According to him, the girl suffered head injuries and blood clots on hand, when the school headmaster beat her up around 10pm on Friday. Her injuries had to be tended to with five stitches. She also alleged that she was beaten up many times before. Several students from the hostel allegedly complained that they too were beaten up, reported The Times of India.