The Hush Post| 17:28 pm |two-minute-read
A principal and a physical training instructor of a school in Pune have been booked for tying up a student’s hands in school. The complaint was filed by Aniket Gulab Satav, 38, a former teacher of the school. Satav was allegedly dismissed for raising the issue.
The child is a Class 2 student at Mansukhbhai Kothari National School, where the complainant in the case, was a Karate instructor. On November 1, Satav found the child tied with a jute rope around 8:40am during a physical education class.
When asked, the child allegedly told Satav that his class teacher, identified only as Habiba, had tied him up. Satav freed him, only to find him tied up again.
He called a teacher named Apeksha and narrated the incident after which Apeksha questioned Habiba. Habiba allegedly informed the other two teachers that she had done so under the instructions of the principal Pradnya Gokhale.
When Satav confronted her about it and asked her to untie the child due to bruises around his wrists, the principal complied, but terminated Satav’s five-year long employment with the school.
While Satav did not file a complaint, he wrote an email to Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development who took note of the incident.
A case under Section 17 of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 and Section 75 of Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 was registered against the two at Kondhwa police station. However, the teachers have not been arrested yet.