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Teacher thrashes student for failing in test; arrested

Tamil Nadu teacher thrashes 45 students with a bamboo stick for failing test; arrested soon after parents' complaints.

By: Press Trust of India | Dindigul (tn) |
February 7, 2015 1:36:01 pm

Furious over his students failing in a test, a teacher of a local school thrashed 45 of them, including 15 girls, with a bamboo stick following which he was arrested after a complaint was lodged, police today said.

Chemistry teacher Anthony got irked as all students, barring two or three, got single digit marks in the test conducted by him on Friday.

Late in the evening, the students were asked to stand in a row, police said, adding, he thrashed them.

Several students had bruises on their back, they said. Some students, who were seriously injured, fainted andwere taken to a hospital, police said.

The management of the government aided school at Kodaikanal informed police after parents of girl students demanded the teacher’s arrest. They locked the teacher in a room to protect him from the parents’ fury, they said.

Parents thrashed the teacher as was being taken by police on Staurday.

A case has been registered against the teacher for beating the students, police said, adding, they would register the case against those who assaulted him if he gave a complaint.

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