Police have arrested a school teacher on the charge of cruelly beating and injuring a student at Pokharhawa of Rupandehi district.
Marchawar Area Police Office detained Shailendra Barai, a teacher at the Pokharhawa-based Gyandeep Boarding School, yesterday. Barai had beaten 13-year-old Mohammad Tauphik Dewan last Wednesday after which the fifth-grader sustained serious injuries on his left eye and across his face.
The victim’s family lodged a complaint with the police on Sunday and urged authorities to take strong against the guilty. According to Police Inspector Poshan Raj Dhakal, a case has been registered against Barai under the Act Relating to Children 2018.
Barai had mercilessly thrashed the boy with a baton as the latter failed to submit his homework. After the incident, Barai had taken the injured boy to Bhairahawa Medical College for the treatment.
The traumatized child has not gone to school after the incident.
As per the existing legal provision, any kinds of physical and mental tortures on children are punishable.