A class XI student in Durgapur was thrashed by a teacher on Thursday, July 5, that left him with a bleeding eye.
Rupak Dey, a class XI student of Amrita Vidyalayam in Bidhannagar of Durgapur felt uneasy while playing volleyball in the school ground. He left the ground and approached his teacher Mr. A.N.Nath asking him to release him as he was feeling unwell and nauseous.
The teacher, according to the student, “reprimanded me saying that I was using this as pretext to bunk classes.” He added: “He then banged my head against a wall, and I fell down.”
Other students of his class then called up Rupak’s mother Mrs. Rita Dey. The worried mother accompanied by some locals rushed to the school and rescued her son.
The left eye of the student revealed a blood clot and he was shifted to the Durgapur SD Hospital.
Amrita Vidyalayam, Durgapur is a senior secondary school managed by Mata Amritanadamayi Math and is affiliated to CBSE.
Police, following a complaint by the student’s mother, has started an inquiry.
Mrs. Mousumi Chatterjee, principal of the school said: “The student was suspended for bad behaviour few days back and is a nuisance in the classroom. We had warned the student and informed his family about his behaviour several times.”
About the teacher’s alleged assault on the boy, she said: “This appears to be fabricated. We shall definitely inquire into this.”