Bengaluru: Woman principal carries a big stick

Bengaluru: An eighth standard boy of a private school in Hegade Nagar was brutally beaten up by a woman principal with a cane normally used by policemen for crowd control!

The 14-year-old boy of the Hegade Nagar Public School sustained injuries on his left eye and the cheek. He was beaten up after the principal received a message that he had reportedly leaked a question paper.

The incident happened a week ago, but it came to light now after it was reported to a child helpline. The students claimed this was not the first such incident and the principal has been using the cane on a regular basis. The latest incident, however, was the proverbial last straw and they decided to lodge a complaint with the child helpline.

Nagasimha G. Rao, Director, Child Rights Trust, said the students were traumatised and intimidated by the incident. He said that after visiting the school and speaking to the students, it came to light that many other students too have been subjected to such brutality.

“We have requested the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) for the immediate suspension of principal,” he added. He said the boy was so shaken by the assault that he had to undergo counseling to overcome the trauma. Y. Mariswamy, member, KSCPCR, said he would take the issue and ensure justice to the students.

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