The Marthandam police have registered a case against a schoolteacher for slapping a student on Friday.

According to police sources, the 12-year-old son of advocate Jeyakumar (42) of Alancode Saralvilai near Eraniel was studying 8th standard in a matriculation school at Pammam near Marthandam. English teacher Sudheer (42) is said to have asked the boy to sit among girl students. When he refused, the teacher slapped him on the face, the sources said.

The student, who sustained an injury on his nose, was admitted to the Government Hospital at Kuzhithurai.

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