Multiple incidents of teachers punishing and hurting kids are making parents question if their kids are safe. On Friday, a teacher asked an 8-year-old girl to do 450 sit-ups as punishment for not doing her homework, which badly injured her legs.
When we parents send our children for studying – be it school or tuitions, we TRUST the teachers to protect them. But what do we do when the teachers themselves hurt our kids?
A case of extreme punishment has recently come to light in Thane district of Maharashtra. As per the reports, an eight-year-old student was asked by a private tuition teacher to do “450 sit-ups”. All because she did not complete her homework on time.
As per the police, the scary incident happened on Friday. When the girl returned home from the tuition classes, her mother saw the child was unable to walk and found swelling in both her legs. The girl told her mother what had happened, and had to be admitted to a hospital for recovery.
The mother has registered a police complaint against the teacher. He has been booked under Indian Penal Code Section 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and provisions of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.
Naya Nagar police station sub-inspector also mentioned that the same teacher also allegedly stripped the girl and beat her with a cane stick for not doing the homework.
It is heartbreaking that even after corporal punishment being a punishable offense in India, there is no sign of such incidents stopping. In October last year, a Class-2 student critically injured his eye because a shameless teacher beat him for not sweeping the floor properly.
The only question that parents keep asking themselves is how can they keep their kids safe. Doesn’t matter if you have a son or a daughter, you always feel threatened about the safety of your kid. The kids’ safety is threatened not only by the polluted air but also by the predators waiting to take away their innocence.
At IForHer, we wish a speedy recovery for this 8-yo and hope our laws become strict and punish the culprits who are making our kids unsafe.