A principal of government middle school at Chiraiya is reported to have broken the left hand of an 11-year-old student Vikki, simply because the boy was insisting for a scholarship.
A student of class VI, Vikki had been pleading with the principal of his school Bhagya Narayan Prasad that he should be granted scholarship as he belonged to an extremely poor family. Enraged over the boy’s persistent demand, Prasad roughed him up so badly that his left hand was fractured.
The badly bruised child was rushed to Chiraiya primary health centre. But since he had sustained grievous injuries, besides a fractured hand, Vikki was referred to Motihari referral hospital where he is now recuperating.
The family members of the victim have lodged an FIR against the principal of the school at Chiraiya police station.
“Vikki’s family has complained in the FIR that the principal thrashed the boy before breaking his hand. The boy was beaten up after he asked for a scholarship,” said the station house officer (SHO) of Chiraiya police station Sikandar Kumar.
The Block Education Officer (BEO) Mohan Choudhary said the matter was being looked into. “If found guilty, the principal won’t be spared,” the BEO said. The principal, however, pleaded innocence and said he had been framed.
Last week, the principal of a primary school in Motihari, Jitendra Kumar Singh had thrashed the children when they refused to eat mid-day meal.
Courtesy: Deccan Herald