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Police arrest teacher for torturing student

DSE calls for strict action

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Jan 31: Police today arrested a Government teacher in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district over making fun of a student as corporal punishment.
Shockingly, some unknown persons videographed the teacher forcing the child to recite English alphabets but the child fumbles to recite because of the fear and embarrassment for being filmed.   The video was uploaded on different social networking sites including ‘Facebook’.
The teacher in the video faced public wrath on social networking sites with demand for his arrest growing louder every day.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Sopore, Abdul Qayoom told Excelsior they have arrested the teacher and an FIR number 01/2014 under Section 66 B IT Act has been registered against him.
He has been identified as Sajad Ahmad War, son of Ghulam Muhammad War, working as a Rehber-e-Taleem (ReT) in Gundkareem Government Primary School, the SP said.
The father of the child had told media the video has made their life hell and his son is reluctant to pursue studies.
“My son has confined himself now to four walls after he feels ashamed outside as everyone teases him while showing him the insulting video clip,” his father had said.
Director School Education Kashmir Mir Tariq Ali said he has directed the concerned Chief Education Officer to constitute a fact finding team to establish the veracity of the video.
“Once the team finds the facts, the guilty teacher will be dealt with,” Ali said.
Meanwhile, another video has surfaced in which a teacher is beating a child as his classmate carries him on his back. The child is crying in pain while the teacher beats him. The video appears to be taken in summer as the teacher and students are wearing summer uniforms.
The Director said strict action will be taken against the teacher after its whereabouts are traced. He appealed people to help him in finding the teacher who is seen beating the child.


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