Karnataka

Corporal punishment: Case against teacher of Durgigudi GHPS

The police have booked a case against an assistant teacher in the Government Higher Primary School (GHPS) at Durgigudi here for alleged corporal punishment.

The parents of a boy studying in class 3 had lodged a complaint with the Jayanagar police here alleging that Kankyakumari, the assistant teacher, had beaten their child. They alleged that apart from physical harm, the incident had also caused mental agony to their child.

The police have booked a case under section 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015. The Department of Public Instruction has issued a notice to the teacher seeking an explanation. Lokeshwarappa K.G., Block Education Officer, has said that the teachers serving with the school have been cautioned against recurrence of such incidents in future.

‘Teachers harassed’

Following the incident, the district unit of Karnataka State Government Employees’ Association said that teachers serving at government schools are being unnecessarily harassed.

C.S. Shadakahsari, president of the association, said that efforts are being made to bring disrepute to GHPS, Durgigudi, where students from low income groups are studying in large numbers.

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