Corporal punishment leaves student with a ‘damaged’ eye   

Srinagar: In a heart wrenching incident, a class 4th student has lost his vision after being beaten by his teacher while he was attending the school.

A female teacher posted in government middle school Kroin in Nambla village of Uri’s Baramulla district on Thursday hit the child while beating him with a stick, reports said.

“It happened on Thursday. The teacher identified as Shaheena beat the student and the stick hit the child’s eye damaging his eye ball,” said the father of the student.

He said the teacher, after beating his son had given him Rs 10 and asked him not to disclose anything at home about the incident.

“Shaheen madam gave him Rs 10 to eat a packet of lays. But my son came home and was crying due to pain that he was experiencing in his eye,” he said.

He said they immediately rushed the kid to Baramulla district hospital on the same day wherefrom the patient (school child) was referred to SMHS Srinagar for advanced treatment.

“Dr. Wahab saw my child and gave some treatment and referred him to Srinagar. In SMHS, we were asked by doctors to do some tests and later my son had to undergo a surgery,” he said, adding that his son however, is not able to see through the damaged eye.

“We have apprehensions whether he will retain his vision or not,” the father of the child said. 

He said the husband of the teacher visited the hospital but, “his presence here won’t bring back the vision of my kid.”

“I just told him that his wife should not have ruined the life of my kid. I give my sweat and blood in order to enable my son to study in school,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) suspended the teacher for allegedly beating the student.

DSEK G N Itoo said  Shaheena Akhter, a teacher at Boys Middle School Kroien, Zone Uri had allegedly beaten a class 4th student of the said school. He said that the kid Faisal Ahmad Lone was reportedly beaten with a stick.

“Taking cognizance of the reports, an enquiry committee has been constituted which shall submit a report within three days,” he said.


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