A school teacher was arrested for allegedly beating a grade seven student to death for not completing his homework.
The tragic incident took place in Salasar village of Churu district in Rajasthan, India.
The teacher, identified as Manoj Kumar, allegedly thrashed the 13-year-old boy with sticks after it was found that the latter didn’t complete his homework.
Salasar SHO Sandeep Vishnoi said one Omprakash, a resident of Kolasar, told police that his son was a student of grade seven in a private school. He said that in the past 15 days, the boy had complained around four to five times that his teacher was “beating him for no reason”.
The incident came to light around 9:15 am on Wednesday when the accused teacher called Omprakash, informing him that his 13-year-old son had fallen unconscious.
Manoj told Omprakash that the boy didn’t complete his homework and that’s why he was beaten up, following which he fell unconscious.
Omprakash, who was working on the field at the time, asked Manoj if he had killed the child. In his reply, the teacher said that the boy was indeed “pretending to be dead”.
After some time, when Omprakash reached the school, he found that his wife was already present there and that all the other students were terrified.
Other students said that Manoj mercilessly thrashed the boy, pinned him down and hit him with fist and feet.
The boy was then taken to a nearby private hospital where he was declared dead by the doctors.
SHO Sandeep Vishnoi said that Omprakash, the father of the deceased, registered a case against teacher Manoj Kumar and arrested him.