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Class V pupil’s parents thrash teacher

Class V pupil’s parents thrash teacher
Injured teacher Sanjiv Kumar at the Civil Hospital in Bathinda on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pawan Sharma

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, November 6

Three days after a Class V student was allegedly beaten up at Government Elementary School in Gobindpura village, his parents thrashed a teacher, Sanjiv Kumar, on the campus on Tuesday. He has been admitted to the Civil Hospital. School head Amandeep Kaur said, “Parents of the student (Gurpreet Singh) beat up Sanjiv Kumar in front of students and staff members. The latter came to his rescue. One of the student’s relatives, Jinder Singh, was carrying a rod.”

DEO Baldev Singh Sandoha and Cantonment police station SHO Narinder Kumar reached the spot. By the time they arrived, the student’s father, Baldev Singh, and other family members had fled.

Sanjiv, who is undergoing treatment at the Civil Hospital, said, “I neither thrashed nor scolded the student. I had only given him a stern look over his studies. I had told the headmaster that I was ready to submit a written apology.” Sanjiv said he no longer wanted to work in the school as he did not feel safe.

The SHO said, “After getting the medico-legal report from the Civil Hospital, a case will be registered against family members of the student.”

Amandeep said, “The student’s grandfather, Kaka Singh, father Baldev Singh, mother Baljit Kaur and relative Jinder Singh indulged in unruly behaviour on the campus. School staff members will meet the SSP and demand justice for the teacher.”

On November 3, Gurpreet had allegedly been beaten up by Sanjiv, following which his parents filed a complaint with the Cantonment police and the District Education Officer.


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