New Delhi: In yet another incident of hate against minorities in schools in India, a 12-year-old Dalit boy, a student of a government school in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district, was beaten by his school teacher for drinking water from the water-cooler, police said.
Police said the incident took place in the Bhim Nagar area of Bayana town of the Indian state.
The teacher identified as Ganga Ram Gurjar assaulted the student after he found out that the boy, a Dalit, drank water from the water-cooler, police said.
The student narrated the incident to his family, following which the student’s family members, along with Dalit villagers, reached the school and staged a protest demanding strict action against the teacher.
In a similar incident in July, a nine-year-old Dalit boy from a private school in Surana village was beaten by his school teacher for touching a drinking water pot. The student later died.