A Class III student of a government-aided primary school at Basanti in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district, who was hospitalised after allegedly beaten up by a teacher on Wednesday, died in a hospital here on Friday.

Bapi Joardar (10), student of Nirdeshkhali Notunpara Sishu Siksha Kendra, was allegedly beaten up by Champa Mondal.

According to some students, the teacher banged the boy’s head against the wall when Joardar was playing around with his bag with another student. Soon the child started vomiting and became unconscious. He was admitted to a local hospital, but as his condition worsened, he was brought to a city hospital and from there shifted to the hospital where he died of his head injury.

“The child was brought to the hospital in a critical condition with a head injury. He died of excessive haemorrhage,” according to an official of the State-run SSKM Hospital.

The police arrested Ms. Mondal earlier in the day.

Minister promises strong action

Protests were held outside the institution demanding punishment for the teacher.

This was a condemnable offence and strong action would be taken against the teacher, School Education Minister Bratya Basu said.