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Police arrests Tamil Nadu teacher for inflicting corporal punishment on class 12 student

- October 15, 2021

Chennai, Oct 15 (BPNS)

A Physics teacher who canned  12th standard student for regularly not attending his class at Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu was arrested by the police. The teacher thrashing the student on October 13 Wednesday was recorded by other students and uploaded in social media which turned viral.

The incident took place at Nandanar Boys High school in Chidambaram in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu.

The teacher identified as Subramanian was infuriated after a student did not attend his previous class and on Wednesday he made him kneel down and resorted to caning. The teacher had also kicked the student repeatedly.

After the matter went viral, the student who was given corporal punishment complained to the school principal who in turn reported the matter to the education department.

The school in charge Sundara Pandian while speaking to BPNS said that he had reported the matter to the police and the arrest of the teacher was made on Friday.

Tamil Nadu government in its order had clearly mentioned that the students can prefer both offline and online classes and the punishment meted out to the student during the pandemic period was decried with the state education department taking up the matter seriously.

The teacher was produced before Cuddalore judicial magistrate who remanded him in judicial custody. Education department officials told BPNS that department-level inquiry would be conducted against the teacher and necessary action would be taken.