Female Dalit student thrashed for drinking water from Hindu teachers’ pitcher

Lucknow, May 09 (KMS): A Hindu teacher thrashed a female Dalit student for drinking water from a pitcher kept for teaching staff in the primary school in Chhikhara village in Mahoba district in Uttar Pradesh state of India.

Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Jitendra Singh has ordered the additional Basic Shiksha Adhikari to probe the incident and submit a report.

Meanwhile, angry family members of the boy and villagers created ruckus outside the tehsil office. The girl, a resident of Chhikhara village, is a student of Class 7 in a basic school.

She said that pitchers have been kept for teachers and students to drink water in the school.

On Saturday, on finding the pitcher meant for students, empty, she drank water from the pitcher of the teachers.

On this, assistant teacher Kalyan Singh beat her up. The girl reached home and told her parents about the incident. Her father Ramesh Kumar along with scores of villagers reached the school. Even then the concerned teacher misbehaved with them.

The group then reached the tehsil and created a ruckus and demanded an action against the teacher.

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