Bengaluru teacher beats & injures deaf child for missing class

A teacher in a Bengaluru school has been charged with beating a 10-year-old boy, who is deaf, and badly injuring him. The teacher hit him because he missed a remedial class. His parents say the child is badly injured.

Section 17 of the RTE Act says no child shall be subjected to physical punishment or mental harassment

The boy’s mother, along with other parents, staged a protest at the school - A.U. Nursery, Primary and High School in Guttahalli, and demanded action against the Kannada teacher Pooja Narasaiah.

Earlier this week, a teacher of Evershine English School near Srinagar had slapped a student for not completing his homework. The teacher was suspended.

The Bengaluru incident became known when the boy's father came to school with his lunch box and was told by the incident by his son. The boy had been selected for remedial classes after his teachers said he was weak in studies. But he did not attend the class and failed to inform the teacher.

The school has said the teacher did beat the boy but called it a 'small issue'. It has asked for a written apology from the teacher and said that a warning has been given to her. Letter of the law

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