Uttar Pradesh: Kanpur teacher forces student to strip as punishment
In a disturbing incident, a teacher of a school in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur has allegedly punished a Class-III student by forcing him to strip in front of the class and instructing 40 classmates to slap him. After the child's parents found out about the incident, they began protesting at the school in Civil Lines, forcing the authorities to sack the teacher. Here's more.
Punishment meted out two weeks ago
The shocking incident took place at the Civil Lines school in Kanpur between 5-8 January. However, it came to light on 20 January when the student's parents found out about the punishment after which they demanded the school management to terminate the teacher's services.
My son is still reeling from shock: Boy's father
The child's father alleged that the teacher, Zaheen Fatima, had punished the boy because he did not attend private tuition. He said teachers at the school pressurize kids to take private tuition from them. The Class-III student was scared to speak against his teacher. The parent added: "I found out about the incident from others. My son is still reeling from the shock."
Sacked teacher claims she's being framed
Meanwhile, Zaheen Fatima alleged she is the victim of a conspiracy. However, the school's principal, Shally Dheer, reportedly didn't comment on the issue. The boy's father said, "The school management has already taken action against the teacher, I will not be pressing charges." No FIR was lodged but police asked the school authorities to review the teachers' behavior and install CCTV-cameras in classrooms.