Dalit student thrashed in Rajasthan school for touching water vessel diestext_fields
Jaipur: A third standard Dalit student who was beaten up by his teacher for touching a water container in a school in Rajasthan's Jalore district died on Saturday.
Chail Singh thrashed him so badly on July 20 after the boy had touched a pot of water that the boy's condition worsened, according to Devaram, the deceased child's father.
"My son was beaten up in the school in the name of casteism. His health started deteriorating after the thrashing, so we took him to the Jalore District Hospital. From there he was referred to Udaipur. As his health did not improve there, we took him to Ahmedabad a few days later. He died during treatment on Saturday afternoon," Devaram said.
Preliminary reports suggest the vein of the child's ear had burst during the beating.
The incident took place at Surana village in Jalore district.
The police detained Chail Singh, the accused teacher soon after the child died.
The child was studying at Saraswati Vidya Mandir. An inquiry committee has been formed by the Chief Block Education Officer to probe the matter.
Jalore SP Harshvardhan Aggarwal said that a case has been registered under the relevant sections of the IPC and the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
IANS with edits