Three teachers beat a 4-year-old boy studying in a Christian school to the point of having seizures. The child was abused for not being able to grasp cursive writing. Even though police arrested the teachers, they were later let off on bail.
A UKG student of Don Bosco Matriculation school in Chennai was given corporal punishment for not grasping cursive handwriting. Three teachers in the school beat the poor kid so much that he spoke about it even in sleep. On April 9th, despite his mother’s warnings, the teachers beat him. After reaching home, he went to sleep but cried about not wanting to go to school because the teachers beat him.
He is said to have vomited and frothed at the mouth. The harried mother took him to the government hospital, where his BP dropped, and he developed a fever. As the doctors were doubtful of recovering him, the mother took him to a private hospital. Fortunately, he gained consciousness after treatment but was fraught with fear and wouldn’t open his eyes.
The video of his mother consoling the poor child to talk about the ordeal has gone viral on social media. He speaks only after his mother assures him that he is not in the school and his teachers are not there. He says that the Tamil teacher and all the other teachers beat him. The mother alleges that the teachers said they’ll teach him everything despite her warning them that he doesn’t know anything as he didn’t attend online classes for LKG.
After she came to know that they beat him up, she repeatedly asked them not to beat him as he was a small child. Despite her requests, the teachers continued to abuse him. They asked to bring him to a ‘special class’ on April 9, a Saturday, to teach him cursive writing. The mother had filed a police complaint but alleged that none of the teachers were arrested. Media reports say that the three teachers have been booked but let off on bail.
The mother also alleges that the cops are siding with the school and trying to blame her, alleging that the kid has medical issues only because she told them that her daughter was in ICU for a few days after she was born. As is the case with autonomy with Christian and other minority institutions, the school concerned in this incident also seems to have gotten away with it for now.