A principal at a private school in India dangled a child upside down from the first floor of the school building as a punishment. The photograph of the boy dangling has gone viral on the internet.
The Mirzapur district in-charge Praveen Kumar Laxkar, taking cognizance of the matter, has ordered the basic education officer to investigate the matter.
The incident was recorded on Thursday in the Sadbhavna Shikshan Sansthan Junior High School in Ahraura, Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh.
The school principal, Manoj Vishwakarma, apparently, got angry with Sonu Yadav, a Class 2 student, for being ‘naughty while eating’.
In a fit of rage, he grabbed the child by one of his legs and hung him from the first-floor balcony of the school building to teach him a lesson in front of other students.
Vishwakarma pulled up the child only after he screamed and begged for forgiveness.
Sonu’s father Ranjit Yadav said, “My son had only gone to eat gol gappa with the other kids and they were being a little naughty. For this, the principal meted out such a punishment which could have endangered my son’s life.”