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HYDERABAD: SCHOOL DIRECTOR, PRINCIPAL, TEACHER JAILED FOR BEATING 4-YEAR-OLD BOY

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A four-year-old boy was mercilessly beaten up by his class teacher and school principal reportedly for not paying the school fee in time. School director, principal and the teacher have been arrested and remanded to judicial custody. The episode happened in Meerpet area, which falls under the Rachakonda police commissionerate in Hyderabad, on Monday. According to the police, school teacher Swaroopa beat the boy with a scale as principal Padmaja Raj held him tight. The boy had marks all over his body. However, he did not reveal it to his...
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Safety in Schools: SC asks the Centre to Decide Guidelines within 3 months

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The Supreme Court has asked the Ministry of Human Resource Development to implement new norms on Child Safety in Schools, to be formulated within a period of 3 months. The Centre has been asked by the Supreme Court to develop a framework of safety guidelines for all schools within three months, on demands of lawyers and the father of Pradyuman Thakur, a deceased seven-year-old boy who was killed at his school in Gurugram. The apex court has commanded the government to cover both public and private schools at the time...
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Banned for life: teacher who lied on CV to get job at ‘high society’ school

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A teacher has been banned from the classroom for falsifying his CV to land a job at a girls’ school popular with London’s high society. Cambridge-educated Simon Dodd, 39, submitted a false degree certificate showing he had obtained a 2:1 grade in his undergraduate course at Bath University, rather than a 2:2 in his application to Francis Holland School in Belgravia, a conduct panel ruled. He was also found to have omitted a stint at another London school which lasted three months. The deception was uncovered when the head teacher...
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Case against teacher for harassing 7-year-old student

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After the father of a seven-year-old girl lodged a complaint in the Devaraja police station alleging that his daughter had been subjected to both physical and mental harassment by a private school teacher, the Child Welfare Committee has recommended action against the latter under the provisions of the Juvenile Justice (care and protection of children) Act, 2015. The father of the girl lodged a complaint against the teacher, Jayanthi, stating that she was harassing his daughter for non-payment of fees. The complaint stated that the student was made to sit...
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Sexual assault cases in Kolkata: Schools ready guardians’ forums, safety panels before new session

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WITH FOUR cases of alleged molestation of girl students already being reported this month — three of them from Kolkata — schools seem to be gradually warming up to the idea of setting up guardians’ forums and separate committees to ensure the safety of children. Officials of several schools in Kolkata, who did not want to be named, claimed they are set to put in place such committees before the next academic session begins later this year. “Times have changed… earlier, parents did not get involved in school activities but...
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School principal arrested for allegedly molesting minor

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A minor girl was allegedly molested by her school principal in Uttar Pradesh’s Kannauj. Kannauj (UP), Feb 20 (ANI): A minor girl was allegedly molested by her school principal in Uttar Pradesh’s Kannauj. The incident took place when the principal lured the victim for buying her a new dress, took her inside a room and molested her on pretext of taking her measurements. The girl recounted her ordeal to her parents who registered a complaint against the school principal. The police have registered a case against the accused and arrested...
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Rape accused trustee rejoins Mumbai school

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After a set of parents from an international school in Andheri wrote to the police opposing the return of a trustee accused of raping a three-year-old former student of the school, another group of parents has come out in his support. The accused trustee, a European national, had on Wednesday written a letter to parents asking them to set aside their fears. In the letter, which was emailed, he had compared himself to Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. Source:-TimesNow News
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School principal booked for caning students

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After a video of Gowtham Model School principal caning students went viral on Friday, Shalibanda police took suo motu cognisance of the incident and booked the principal under Section 324 of IPC.According to inspector Shyam Sunder, no parent had come forward to lodge a complaint. “However, the principal admitted to caning the children and stated she was only trying to discipline the students as the board exams are around the corner. We have one of our officers at the school, but none of the children are willing to speak,” he...
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Class 2 girl molested by teacher in Carmel Primary School, parents stage protest

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While the memory of the GD Birla school molestation case is still fresh in peoples' minds, another report of a teacher sexually abusing a student has surfaced in a well-known Kolkata school. A dance teacher has been accused of sexually assaulting a Class 2 student at Carmel Primary School for Girls. Since today morning, several parents have been protesting outside the school premises at Rashbehari Avenue near Deshapriya Park. Police has been summoned to the location to bring the situation under control. The protesting parents claim that the dance teacher...
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School employee accused of sexually assaulting 4-year-old

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A class IV employee of a private school allegedly sexually assaulted a four-year-old boy of nursery class. The accused used to "make the child watch blue films on his phone before assaulting him inside the school washroom". The parents came to know of the incident on Wednesday when the boy complained of severe pain in his private parts. The parents reached the school on Thursday, where the boy identified the accused and the police took him into custody. Father of the boy alleged that his son told them that an...
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