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 on the floor for the entire day.
The cops registered the case as a non-cognisable offence, and subsequently forwarded it to the CWC since it concerned a minor schoolgirl.
CWC members who counseled the girl, sent a report to the cops instructing them to initiate action against the teacher under the provisions of the aforementioned Act.
Under the provisions of the Act, punishment for cruelty against a child is rigorous imprisonment for not less than three years, which could extend to 10 years, along with a penalty of five lakh rupees.
Source: The Times Of India