A teacher was arrested for allegedly thrashing a class 10 student for writing 'Jai Shri Ram' on the classroom board in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Victim hospitalised: The student of the Higher Secondary School in Bani was beaten up by his Urdu teacher, namely Farooq Ahmed, and the principal, Mohammad Hafiz on Friday, 25 August. The victim was later admitted to the hospital due to internal injuries, The Tribune reported.
The principal of the school has also been accused of physically assaulting the teenager and is absconding, the police said, as quoted by the Hindustan Times.
Sections invoked: The accused persons have been booked under Sections Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 342 (wrongful confinement), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (Criminal intimidation) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Juvenile Justice Act.
Meanwhile, protests broke out in Kathua's Bani and Basohli areas against the incident.
Officials said that an inquiry committee has been formed to probe the matter and will submit its report soon.
(With inputs from The Tribune.)