Published: 28th December 2018
Students stripped, made to stand naked outside classroom for coming late to school in Andhra
One of the class teachers beat three students and sent them out of the classroom. The teacher later came out and made them strip
In a shocking incident of corporal punishment, teachers of a private school made three students stand naked and three others semi-nude outside the classroom under the hot sun for coming late to the school.
It was said that the school management had subjected the students to corporal punishments on several other occasions in the past. The school correspondent and headmistress were arrested on Thursday under the Juvenile Justice Act and IPC.
The incident happened at the Chaitanya Bharathi English Medium School in Nanasahebpet of Punganur Mandal.
According to the Education Department and police, the school was re-opened on Wednesday after the Christmas holidays. The five students of two classes, aged about 10, arrived just 10-15 minutes late to the school.
One of the class teachers beat three students and sent them out of the classroom. The teacher later came out and made them strip. The teacher of another class too meted out similar punishment to three other students by making them stand semi-nude.
The pictures of the punishment came out on Thursday leading to an outcry by parents and students unions. Student activists of ABVP staged a protest at the Punganur police station demanding action against the school management.
The Punganur police arrested school correspondent Nagaraj Naidu and headmistress Bhuvaneswari.
The district administration took a serious view of the incident and asked the mandal education officer to inquire into the incident. An inquiry was ordered and it is learnt that based on the videos and photographs that went viral, the school education department authorities have recommended cancellation of recognition of the school from next academic year.