Failed to solve math problem, teacher pierces 8-year-old student's throat
A government school teacher has been booked in Karjat, some 65 kms from Mumbai, for apparently thrusting a wooden cane down the throat of a class 2 pupil for failing to solve a mathematics problem. This shocking incident of corporal punishment has left the child with severely damaged windpipe (trachea) and food pipe (esophagus), thereby causing speech impairment. The 8-year-old is still critical.
On Tuesday, the mathematics teacher, Chandrakant Sopan Shinde, gave Rohan D Janjire a problem to solve, which he failed to do. To punish him, he pierced his cane into Rohan's throat, after which he collapsed, bleeding profusely. Horrified students ran out of the classroom, which the school authorities noticed. They rushed to that room and found Rohan lying on the ground, writhing in pain.
The Pimpalgaon village school authorities immediately admitted Rohan to a hospital in Rashin (Ahmednagar). After his condition deteriorated, he was shifted to Pune. Currently, he's in ICU. Following this, Rohan's mother lodged an FIR with Karjat Police Station leveling charges against Shinde. Meanwhile, the school has suspended the teacher, and has ordered an inquiry. Shinde has been booked but is yet to be arrested.
"We have not yet arrested him (Shinde). We are monitoring the condition of the student at the hospital. Once he recovers, we will record the student's statement and if necessary enhance the charges and arrest the teacher," said senior cop S B Mhetre.