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India: Students torture teacher for awarding them poor marks

The students tied their maths teacher to a tree with a rope and beat him. A video of the incident has gone viral on social media. 

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In news from India, a math teacher was allegedly tortured by students for reportedly giving poor marks in Class 9 practical examinations.

According to the details, as many as 11 students of a residential school in Jharkhand’s Dumka district out of 32 got Grade ‘DD’ (Double D), which is considered equivalent to fail, in the class-9 examination.

As a result, the students tied their math teacher, Suman Kumar, along with a school staffer to a tree with a rope and beat him. The students also threatened the teacher to increase their marks. A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.

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Interestingly, the students claimed that they were deliberately given poor marks. When the student requested to see their practical papers, the principal allegedly refused. They then approached the clerk, who denied looking into their request.

On the other hand, the school did not press charges against the students and did not file a First Information Report (FIR), as reported by Indian media.

Reversed circumstances

It seems that the circumstances were reversed in the Dumka incident. Normally, incidents of teachers beating students are reported frequently, leading to severe trauma – and sometimes even death – for students.

Earlier this month, a Dalit boy was beaten by a school teacher in Jalore for touching a drinking water pot. The student suffered injuries to his eye and ear. As a result of the severe beating, the boy died in a hospital where he was taken for treatment.

Reports said, the police arrested the teacher and charged him with murder under the strict law that protects India’s scheduled castes and tribes.

In another incident, a teacher of a private school in Agra allegedly thrashed a Class 2nd student with a stick for not wearing a T-shirt, causing him to faint. The student was admitted to the hospital, and the teacher was brought into questioning by the police. However, no written complaint had been filed.

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