In a shocking incident, at least 15 students of a boys hostel were thrashed by teacher in Doda district of Jammu Kashmir for being late for tuition classes. The incident took place on Wednesday in the Gujjar Bakerwal Hostel Boys where students of classes 6, 7, 8 and 10 were beaten resulting in injuries on their back.
A video on the incident has went viral on social media. The officials from Childline immediately rushed the hostel for enquiry about the matter.
The students say that they were late for the tuitions classes by 10 minutes for which their teacher of the same hostel thrashed them severely with sticks on the back side for nearly an hour.
The students alleged that he has been regularly beating the students for the past few years, while demanding his transfer or suspension.
Childline Department Co-ordinator, Minaskhi Raina, said after that they reached the spot to investigate the matter with concerned authorities of hostel and students after the video went viral on social media. During the enquiry, the teacher confessed to the heinous act.
Further enquiry in this matter is going on and assurance has been given that strict action will be taken against the teachers for this inhuman act. Raina said if the hostel authorities failed to submit the report within two days, then an FIR will be lodged against the teacher.
Educational experts have said that the increase in corporal punishment in schools or hostel was making it evident that the Right to Education (RTE) Act was continually being violated.