In our country, it is considered absolutely normal to punish erring students. From making students stand up on the bench to making them hold their earlobes, we all have been through it. However, in a brutal incident, a young boy was mercilessly beaten and kicked by his teacher with a stick.
Trigger Warning: Graphics of child abuse ahead.
The incident, that took place at the Government Nandanar Boys Higher Secondary School in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore district, was shot by one of the young boy’s classmates.
In the distressing clip, the young boy is seen to be kneeling in front of his teacher who is constantly pulling his hair and beating him with his stick. He is apparently beating the child for skipping a previous class.
Talking about the incident, Cuddalore’s District Collector, K Balasubramaniam, said:
As soon as we received the report, I informed the department to conduct an inquiry. The student had apparently attended the first hour and skipped the second one of the physics class.
As soon as the clip went viral, netizens started sharing their thoughts through their tweets:
Corporal punishment, especially for studies, is not acceptable. But some students commit such offences like abusing mocking or assaulting other students and teachers that anyone will lose temper. If not stopped, they make teaching impossible or can even kill other students.— T001 (@tj0101010) October 14, 2021
Punish him as well as the school !— Raj (@rks_sky) October 14, 2021
Students later become fearful of learning with such serious behaviour of teachers !
Suspend that teacher that is the reason of student fail in 12 the and 10th std teacher beating them and pressurise to them.— BHUSAN BHIRUD (@BhirudBhusan) October 14, 2021
Education board take strict action on that type of teachers,.
This is unacceptable!— Tejal Dhondiram J (@DhondiramTejal) October 14, 2021
Suspend him, large a complete in nearest police station.— Kumar (@Kumar11145313) October 14, 2021
Not acceptable in modern age.Disappointed.— Prof (Dr) Sudhir Das (@ProfSudhir) October 14, 2021
You can watch the entire clip here: