Thalassery: A primary school student had to undergo surgery after the vein on his hand was cut as a teacher hit him with a metal scale. The teacher has been suspended by the school authorities while the police and the Child Rights Commission have filed separate cases.
The accused has been identified as K Dhanusha, who teaches at the English Medium School at Mambaram in Kannur district. She is accused of having hit the child, a Class-2 student, as punishment for not preparing for a class exam. The alleged incident happened on Friday.
Blood gushed out of the boy's hand vein as it got ruptured when the teacher struck him hard with the steel scale. The student underwent a surgery that lasted a few hours at the Thalasserry Co-operative Hospital. Initially, he was taken to a private hospital at Mambaram itself.
The Child Rights Commission has sought detailed reports from the district police chief, district child protection officer, deputy director of education and the headmaster of the school.