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Principal thrashes 9-year-old Dalit school boy in Haryana govt School

Chandigarh: A nine-year-old Dalit school boy was thrashed by principal for not answering questions in a Haryana state in India.

The incident took place when a student of Class 3 was ruthlessly thrashed by the principal of the school, studying in a government school in Hisar area of the State.

The child narrated the ordeal with his parents and the family members lodged a police complaint against the school principal in a police state under the relevant provisions of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (SC-ST Act) and Juvenile Justice Act (JJA).

The principal asked the school boy some questions which he failed to answer. In a fit of rage, the school principal started thrashing him due to which he also received injuries on his private parts. “We reached the school and took him to the nearby Community Health Centre (CHC) from where he was referred to the Government Hospital, Hisar,” the complainant told the Hisar police.

A police spokesperson said, “After receiving a complaint, we have registered an FIR and have started investigation into the matter. No arrest has been made, so far, as the investigation is underway.”

Recently on August 17, a 12-year-old boy was slapped by his school teacher after he forgot to bring his Hindi textbook along with him. The Class 6 student was also admitted to Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) hospital for treatment.

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