Principal, teacher booked in J&K’s Kathua for thrashing boy who wrote Jai Shri Ram on class boardtext_fields
Kathua: The principal and a teacher of a government higher secondary school in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district were booked on Saturday for thrashing a student after he wrote “Jai Shri Ram” on the classroom board.
The police said that the incident took place at the Government Higher Secondary School in Bani on Friday, according to PTI.
While the teacher Farooq Ahmed was arrested on Saturday, principal Mohammad Hafiz is absconding. The boy’s father, Kuldeep Singh, filed a complaint against Ahmed and principal Hafiz, saying that said that they both beat up the boy.
Following the incident, protests erupted in Bani, Basohli, Duggan and other places in Kathua district, reported The Times of India.
The protestors claimed that Ahmed dragged the boy, a Class 10 student, to the principal’s office while physically assaulting him, and both of them “beat him to pulp” for writing the religious slogan.
The boy is undergoing treatment at a hospital.
The teacher and the principal have been booked under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 342 (wrongful confinement), 504 (intentional insult), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 75 (cruelty to child) of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.
Kathua Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Minhas constituted a three-member committee to investigate the case and submit a report.