School teacher held on charge of beating and injuring studentThe victim’s family lodged a complaint with the police on Sunday and urged authorities to take strong against the guilty.
Police have arrested a school teacher who allegedly beat and injured a student at Pokharhawa in Rupandehi district.
Area Police Office in Marchawar detained Shailendra Barai, a teacher at a Pokharhawa-based private school, four days after the incident on Sunday. Barai harshly beat 13-year-old Mohammad Tauphik Dewan. The fifth-grader sustained serious injuries on his left eye and across his face.
The victim’s family lodged a complaint with the police on Sunday and urged authorities to take strong against the guilty. “We detained the accused and initiated an investigation. We will soon present him to the court after completing the investigation,” said Police Inspector Poshan Raj Dhakal. According to him, a case has been registered against Barai under the Act Relating to Children 2018.
Barai severely beat the boy with a baton on Wednesday as the latter did not furnish homework. After the incident, Barai took the injured boy to Bhairahawa Medical College for the treatment.
The traumatised child has not gone to school after the incident. During a press meet on Sunday, the victim said that Barai indiscriminately thrashed him with a stick. As per the existing legal provision, any kinds of physical and mental tortures on children are punishable.