Thrashing leaves student in hospital

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Old 22-Jul-2008
Thrashing leaves student in hospital

PHAGWARA: A student of class VII of a private school lost his hearing ability of an ear after being thrashed by his teacher. While doctors of civil hospital, where Simrandeep has been admitted, have asked for examination by an ENT specialist, a medico legal report has already been issued by the doctors.

The student's father, Gurpreet Bhullar, a government contractor, told TOI that his son returned home after school, complaining of severe pain in his ear and throat. Upon being questioned, he revealed that he was severely thrashed by a teacher of his school. "When we went to meet the principal of St Soldier School, he said that our child was serious in his studies. We stated even if he was weak in studies, it did not mean that he should be given a thrashing to cause him such physical harm. But, the principal did not pay any heed to our pleas," Bhullar alleged.

Simrandeep told he was repeatedly slapped by his teacher and that even his head also hit a wall of the class room. "Immediately after this thrashing, I started feeling pain in my ear and throat," he said. His preliminary examination by doctors in the emergency ward of civil hospital led to the suspicion that his ear drum has been damaged. However a doctor told that things would be certain only after examination by an ENT surgeon on Tuesday.

When contacted, school principal Yash Pal Sharma said that he was unaware of the incident till the parents reported it to him after the school hours. He stated he assured the parents that he would cross-check their allegations on Tuesday.

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