Lucknow: Class-III boy mercilessly slapped 40 times by teacher
A shocking video of a teacher mercilessly pushing a Class-III boy and repeatedly slapping him 40 times in Lucknow's St. John Vianney High School has gone viral. The little boy allegedly failed to respond to the roll call as he was engrossed in drawing. The teacher, who has been booked by the police, was caught thrashing the kid on CCTV camera.
About 40 slaps in 2 minutes
Boy was absolutely silent after returning from school
The incident came to light when the boy's parents noticed he returned home from school with a swollen face. Also, the kid was behaving in an "unusually" dull manner. The parents contacted some of his school friends who revealed their class teacher slapped him.
Footage shows teacher hitting the boy like a maniac
The student's parents approached the school principal who checked the CCTV footage to find the teacher, identified as Retika V John, beating and dragging the child. The teacher reportedly "tendered" her apologies, but the principal assured that she would be terminated from her job. Acting on a complaint by the boy's father, the police registered a FIR against John for "voluntarily causing hurt."
Teacher got angry, says child's father
The father of the schoolboy reportedly stated, "School principal asked for the reason behind this inhumane behavior over which the teacher answered that she got angry (as the kid didn't say "present" during the attendance call)."