Karnataka: 9-Year-Old Student Beaten Up With Iron Rod, Thrown Off School Building By Teacher, Dies
In a shocking incident, a nine-year-old boy died after he was beaten up with an iron rod and allegedly thrown off the first floor of the school building.
The incident happened in the Hadli village of Karnataka’s Gadag district on Saturday.
The student, identified as Bharat Barakeri, a Class IV student at Government Model Primary School in Hadali, was talking to his friends when a guest faculty member attacked him with a thin iron rod without any apparent provocation.
Attacked student’s mother and another teacher
The guest teacher, identified as Mutthappa Hadagali, also threw the child from the first floor of the building.
Hadagali did not stop there and attacked Bharath’s mother, Geetha Barakera, who, too, is a contract teacher in the school, when she rushed to his rescue.
He also assaulted another teacher, Nangangouda Patil, who ran to control him.
Teacher booked for murder, on the run
Bharath, who was seriously injured in the shocking assault and his mother, Geetha, were admitted to a hospital.
The nine-year-old succumbed to his injuries on Monday, the police said, adding that the condition of his mother continues to be critical.
Hadagali fled the spot soon after the shocking assault and the police said a manhunt has been launched to catch the absconding teacher, who has been booked for murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code.
Police said the reason behind the incident is still unknown.
Teacher attacks student in Delhi
Last week a similar incident was reported from the national capital where a teacher at the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD)-run Prathmik Vidyalaya in central Delhi’s Model Basti area attacked a Class V student with a pair of scissors, cut her hair, and then flung from the balcony of the first floor of the building.
The teacher, Geeta Deshwal, reportedly became “violent” with other students in the classroom.
Police said the teacher had locked herself up with other students in the classroom and started damaging their water bottles. She later hit the girl with a pair of scissors and flung her from the balcony of the first floor of the school building.
Deshwal was arrested on charges of attempt to murder, police said, adding that the motive behind the incident is not clear yet.
Student still can’t eat or drink
According to doctors, the girl, aged around 11, sustained fracture in a facial bone.
The father of the girl said his daughter is still unable to eat or drink anything.
He has demanded a harsher punishment for the teacher, saying, “how could someone do this to a child”.
“We want the teacher to be removed and severely punished. She could harm any child. We send our children for education. She can do same thing to other students,” he added.
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