13-yr-old Dalit student, beaten up for ‘not paying fees’, dies

Lucknow, August 19 (KMS): A 13-year-old boy from the Dalit community died in a hospital in Bahraich district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh almost nine days after he was thrashed by his upper-caste teacher.

The boy died due to severe internal bleeding, caused by injuries during the incident.

Rajesh Vishwakarma, the victim’s brother, talking to the reporters said, “My brother was beaten up by his teacher because of school fees of Rs 250 per month. I had paid it online but the teacher did not know and brutally beat up my brother.”

The victim’s uncle has now lodged a complaint with the Sirsiya police, reported news portal Siasat.

Superintendent of Police Shravasti, Arvind K. Maurya, said that a case has been registered and investigations were underway.

Last week, a nine-year-old Dalit boy, who was allegedly thrashed by his school teacher in Rajasthan, for touching a drinking water pot, also died.

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