Father accuses teacher of killing son
Police launch manhunt for teacher accused of fatally beating 7-year-old
National Commission for Protection of Child Rights bans physical punishment in schools
SAHARSA: A 7-year-old boy tragically died after allegedly being beaten up by his school teacher in Bihar’s Saharsa district for not doing his homework. The father of the child, a resident of Bharrahi village in Madhepura district, has accused the school director-cum-teacher of mercilessly beating up his son. The teacher reportedly escaped after the incident and remains at large.
According to the report, The father of the deceased child recounted the incident and claimed that his son was badly beaten by the teacher who runs a residential school. “As soon as I came, I found my son lying in his bed and there was no sensation in his body, and I took him to the hospital where the doctors declared him dead,” he said.
The father has lodged an FIR (first information report) at Sadar police station, accusing the teacher of killing his son. The police have launched a manhunt to apprehend the accused, who has been absconding since the incident.
This tragic incident once again highlights the issue of corporal punishment in schools, which has long been a concern in India. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has banned the use of physical punishment in schools, and any school found violating the ban can face legal action.
The incident also underlines the need for stricter enforcement of laws against corporal punishment and for better regulation of residential schools. The safety and well-being of children should be the top priority of any educational institution, and any instance of violence against children should be dealt with strictly by the law.
This incident is a wake-up call for authorities to ensure that no child suffers at the hands of those who are supposed to protect and educate them.