Pune: A 10-year-old boy was allegedly beaten up by his school teacher for not getting the Aadhaar card number as instructed earlier. The injury on his leg was such that he had to undergo surgery.
Based on a complaint by his mother, an FIR against the teacher, identified as Kharat (full name not known), has been registered with Chinchwad police station.
The police have charged the accused with offences under section 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.
According to the police, the incident took place in the last week of September at the school located in Chinchwad.
The students were asked to get the Aadhaar numbers for their registration on a mobile application. As the complainant’s son forgot to get the number, he was hit on the knee with a stick by the teacher.
“But my son did not tell us that he was beaten by his teacher. The next day he was in severe pain. He told us about the beating a few days later when the pain became unbearable. It led to infection and sepsis. My son had to undergo surgery and we have already spent Rs 1.5 lakh on his treatment,” the boy’s mother said.
Police Sub-Inspector UP Deshmukh is investigating the case.