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Tutor booked for burning student’s hand with an iron in Varanasi


Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh): In a severe case of corporal punishment, a female tutor in Varanasi has been booked for burning a student’s hands and legs with an iron for not completing his homework.

Second grade student Krishna Prajapati was subjected to this brutality by Suchika Seth.

Prajapati said that Seth had taken the action after he failed to complete his English homework.

Prajapati’s mother, Sarita Devi, said that a police complaint has been filed against the accused.

Police were not available for comment on the issue.

According to the website of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) India, two out of three school going children in India are physically abused says the national report on child abuse by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in 2007. The crime is rampant in every single district of the country.

Boys are marginally more likely to face physical abuse (73 per cent) than girls (65 percent).

Corporal punishment in both state-run as well as private schools is deeply ingrained as a tool to discipline children and as a normal action. But most children do not report or confide about the matter to anyone and suffer silently. (ANI)

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