This is the second time the headmaster has been stabbed by one of his students in two years.

TN student allegedly stabs headmaster for pulling him up in front of peers
news Crime Monday, February 05, 2018 - 19:18

The headmaster of a school in Tirupattur, Tamil Nadu, was stabbed reportedly by a 11th standard student on Monday, adding to the number of student crimes resulting from unhealthy school environments in the state.  

Ramesh*, a student in a local Tirupattur, was hiding in his class with two of his friends, when Babu, the headmaster, noticed them during his rounds. When he asked them why they hadn’t assembled in the basketball court, Ramesh allegedly pulled out a kitchen knife and stabbed the headmaster in his ears, hands and stomach, according to sources.

The headmaster, who sustained major injuries in his stomach was rushed to the GH in Tirupattur after his intestines started spilling out, the sources added. He was later shifted to a Narayani Hospital, a private hospital in Vellore, where he underwent a surgery.

A local reporter in Tirupattur said that when the headmaster questioned the three students, Ramesh’s friends ran out. But, despite having had no previous encounters with the headmaster, the boy still stabbed him.

It is to be noted that two years ago, the same headmaster, who was a chemistry teacher then, was allegedly stabbed by another one of his students in class.

“He has a reputation of being an extremely stern teacher. He used to take special classes from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm in the evening to get students to score better in exams,” the reporter added.

The police are probing the matter. Additionally, the District Education Officer will undertake an enquiry once Babu is discharged.

The police have also assigned two special teams to trace the boy who has been absconding since the incident.

 The district sub-collector is also purportedly looking into the case as well.

*According to the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act, TNM cannot name the accused or the school he went to.