Published: 10th July 2023
Thane: Two women teachers held for thrashing students with steel ruler
Additionally, the students were made to stand on benches as punishment during the class
Police have registered a case against two women teachers of a private school in Maharashtra's Thane district for allegedly hitting students with a steel ruler and making them stand on benches as punishment during the class, an official said on Sunday, July 9.
On July 5, around 10 students of Class V of the school in Ulhasnagar did not bring declaration forms regarding fees and a membership document for the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) signed by their parents. Following this, one of the accused teachers then allegedly hit the 10 students on their hands with a steel ruler, causing injuries to them, the official from Hill Line police station said.
An auto-rickshaw driver, who is the father of one of the victims, said his son informed that the teacher allegedly beat him up and other children as they did not get the forms signed by their parents, the official said. The students were also allegedly asked to stand on benches till the completion of the class, he said.
The other accused teacher also allegedly punished a 12-year-old student by asking him to stand with his hands raised for the entire lecture period. The reason for the punishment was not specified in the FIR, as stated in a report by PTI.
Based on complaints by parents, the police on Friday registered a case against the two teachers under section 75 (any person having control of child, assaults, abandons, abuses or willfully neglects the child) of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, the official said. No arrest has been made so far, he said, adding a probe was on.