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Class 9 school girl in a critical condition due to corporal punishment

Published On : 28 Sep 2016


Belthangady: A class IX girl student suffered injuries due to corporal punishment at an English Medium School in Venur in Belthangady. She has been shifted to Government Wenlock Hospital after her condition to a turn for the worse.

It is alleged she was assaulted by her headmaster and was receiving treatment at a Government Hospital in Belthangady. The girl’s parents shifted her to Wenlock Hospital after she started vomiting blood on Sept 26, Monday.

The girl had suffered injuries on her head after the headmaster of the school allegedly beat her. As a result, she had five stitches on her head and a blood clot was also found on her hand.

The student hails from poor family of Kerala and her parents cannot speak Kannada. The girl lives in the school hostel. It is also alleged that several students from the hostel are also beaten up.


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