A 4-year-old child was made to sit on a hot iron slide in the middle of the afternoon, as punishment for urinating in class at a school in Andhra Pradesh. The private parts of the girl were badly burnt.
The incident took place at Hope, a private school in Eluru town. But no action was taken against the teacher when the parents complained to the school principal, Dhanalakshmi.
The parents then approached the police. Now, cases have been filed against the teacher, the principal and the school ayah.
State Child Rights body member Achyut Rao said they had issued notices to the district collector and Superintendent of Police, asking for details of the incident and pointing to the fact that even primary school education seems to have become a purely commercial activity.
“Teachers do not have the right training to deal with children and the issues related to them. This teacher doesn’t qualify to be with the children, if she doesn’t understand a small issue like this,” Mr Achyuta Rao told NDTV.