Teacher held for hitting student with duster

November 14, 2017

A teacher of a private school was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly hitting a ten-year-old student with a duster in neighbouring Navi Mumbai. The girl studying in Class V sustained hair line fracture between her fingers.

The accused allegedly hit three students with a duster for not doing home-work and not carrying notebooks for their class on Saturday, a senior police official said.

The girl’s parents registered a complaint at the Khandeshwar police station on Saturday. A case under section 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 was registered, the official added.

The teacher was produced in a Panvel court which granted her bail.

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