Odisha: the teacher's husband beats the children of the school for a poor drawing

BALANGIR: the husband of an elementary school teacher In the village of Jalapali, under the boundaries of Larambha police in the district, they allegedly beat 10 students with a stick for not drawing an umbrella correctly on Saturday.

The defendant, Saudagar Meher, is escaping after the students' parents filed a police complaint against him. The inspector in charge of the Larambha police station, Binod Bihari Nayak, said they had registered a case against Meher. It has been reserved under sections 341, 342, 323, 324 and 447 of the IPC.

“We are investigating the matter as a priority. Our team visited the town and took the statements of the students, their parents and the villagers. Soon we will arrest the accused, ”he said.

Villagers said Meher, the unemployed husband of teacher Laxmipriya Meher, would drop her off at school every day. They also said he often taught lessons to students of classes I and II if the headmaster — the second teacher in the school after Laxmipriya — was absent. The school has 22 students and two teacher s for five classes.

On Friday, the headmaster went out to collect question papers for an examination. Meher came to the school a little before it was due to get over to pick up Laxmipriya. He offered to invigilate a drawing exam for classes 1, II and III, being held in one room.

Some of the students could not draw an umbrella, angering Meher and prompting him to hit them. The incident came to light at night when the parents of the students noticed their bruises.

Dhuba Bagarti, father of one of the victims, said: “Meher beat the children so ruthlessly that the bruises are prominently visible on the back of four students. We take the injured to a nearby hospital. After minor treatment, they were discharged, ”he said.

The villagers locked the school demanding immediate action against the accused and transfer of the woman teacher . Assistant block education officer Suresh Mishra said, “Laxmipriya has been suspended.”