A teacher at a private school in Muzaffarnagar, India reportedly instructed students in her classroom to hit fellow Muslim student. The incident occurred at Neha Public School, owned by the teacher in question, Tripta Tyagi, who faces mounting scrutiny and potential legal consequences.
The distressing episode, captured on video, took place in Khubbapur village under the jurisdiction of Mansurpur police station. In the footage, Tyagi is heard instructing children to approach the targeted student and slap him, leading to the boy’s tears and evident distress.
In the video, Tyagi can be heard making derogatory comments about the student’s Muslim identity. She is recorded saying, “I have declared – all these Muslim children, go to anyone’s area…” The video captures a man off-camera apparently agreeing with her statement.
As the disturbing act unfolds, Tyagi can be heard urging the students to hit the victim harder, showing a disturbing disregard for his well-being. She is heard saying, “Why are you hitting him so lightly? Hit him hard,” and later instructing, “Start hitting him on the waist… His face is turning red, hit him on the waist instead.”
We were taught that teachers have a status bigger than parents. But what if one gets a teacher who can't even be compared to a monster!!
In Muzaffarnagar, this teacher #TriptaTyagi is making other kids slap this child only because he is Muslim!
I hope her own children disown… pic.twitter.com/lNWxJwr1hd
— Poonam Joshi (@PoonamJoshi_) August 25, 2023
Authorities swiftly responded to the incident, with both police and education officials launching investigations into the matter. Satyanarayan Prajapat, the Superintendent of Police (City), Muzaffarnagar, confirmed that the video displayed not only physical abuse but also objectionable comments targeting the student’s community. He stated that the basic education officer had been notified, and appropriate disciplinary measures would be taken against Tyagi.
While the victim’s father has refrained from filing a formal complaint, expressing a desire to avoid further animosity among the children, local authorities are actively engaging with the school and seeking a response from its management. The basic education officer of Muzaffarnagar, Shubham Shukla, indicated that he has already contacted the school’s management regarding the incident.
This disturbing incident has drawn attention to the need for safeguarding the rights and well-being of students, promoting a culture of tolerance, and addressing any form of discrimination or abuse within educational institutions. The case remains under investigation as authorities determine the appropriate actions to be taken against the teacher and the school.