Mumbai, (The Hindu): Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde on Saturday met the 13-year-old girl from Kolhapur district who had to be hospitalised after the principal of her school asked her to do 500 sit-ups by way of punishment.
The girl, a Class VIII student, has been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai.
Mr. Tawde assured the student Vijaya Chougule, and her family of government’s support, an official statement said.
She will be provided free treatment, and shifted to a nearby school if she doesn’t want to continue at her present school, the statement said.
Her father, who works in the same school as a peon, too will be transferred to a nearby school if he wishes so, it added.
Chandgad police in Kolhapur district had arrested Ashwini Devan, the 45-year-old principal, in this matter after a complaint was lodged. She has been released on bail.
On November 24, Ms. Devan allegedly asked eight students of Class VIII at the privately-run Shri Bhavashwari Sandesh Vidyalay in Kanoor Budrook village of Chandgad tehsil to do 500 sit-ups for not doing their project work.
One of them, Vijaya, took ill while doing sit-ups and was later shifted to a hospital. On December 10, a police complaint was lodged against the principal.
Disclaimer: Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. canaranews.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.
Please note that under 66A of the IT Act, sending offensive or menacing messages through electronic communication service and sending false messages to cheat, mislead or deceive people or to cause annoyance to them is punishable. It is obligatory on CANARANEWS to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.
Hence, sending offensive comments using canaranews will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will canaranews.com be held responsible.