Gurgaon school teacher booked for slapping class IX student

An English teacher of a private school in Gurgaon has been booked for allegedly injuring ear of a class 9 student by slapping him for misbehaving in the class.

Police have registered a case against the Reeta Panwar, who teaches English at Sharda International School in Shiv Nagar area on Pataudi road, following a complaint by the student’s father Rishi Pal, an employee with a private company.

Pal, who lives at Shivaji Park, alleged in his complaint that his 14-year-old son suffered from injury in the left eardrum when he was slapped by the teacher.

Pal came to know about the incident after his son returned home from school on April 26 and complained of pain in the ear. When his parents visited a doctor, they were informed that his eardrum has been damaged, police said.

The English teacher has been booked under section 325 of Indian Penal Code (for voluntarily causing grievous hurt) at the City police station based on the father’s complaint.

“We have registered a case in the matter and are investigating it,” said assistant sub inspector Rajinder Singh, the investigation officer.

School authorities, when contacted, feigned ignorance alleging the parent did not lodge any complaint against the teacher about the incident at the school.

“We came to know about the incident from police. When we questioned the teacher, she denied any such incident. We will cooperate with police in the investigations,” said Abha Raghav, the principal of the school.


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