A Class III student of a school on Wednesday died allegedly after being thrashed by a teacher in Jahangirabad area in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh.

“It was brought to our knowledge that an eight-year-old student of a school had died due to alleged canning and thrashing by a teacher,” basic shiksha adhikari Ramesh Chandra Verma said.

A departmental team was rushed to the school, but the probe could not be completed as the teacher, Ramesh Kumar, was absconding.

“We are investigating the matter, and our team will soon come up with the truth,” Mr.Verma said.

The police said they had not received any on the matter.