Jammu and Kashmir (India), July 2 : A shocking video went viral on social media on Tuesday showing a teacher in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, beating a student mercilessly and threatening to slaughter him with an axe in Kupwara district.
The incident took place at a private school in Wagat village of Handwara area in Kupwara district in Jammu and Kahsmir.
In the video, a student is lying down and his teacher is shockingly threatening him to slaughter with some unknown reasons. The locals have demanded stern action against the teacher, saying that it will have negative impact on the mindset of minor students.
This type of corporal punishment is banned but some teachers tend to use it against children.
There have been many instances of corporal punishment. In 2016, two school students in West Bengal were hospitalised after being brutally beaten up by their teachers .
In Kolkata, the mother of a class four student from St Stephens school has alleged that her daughter was thrashed for forgetting to write her roll number on the answer paper. According to parents, the mathematics teacher repeatedly slapped the 9-year-old and made her kneel down for over 15 minutes despite feeling unwell.
In another incident, a class one student at a local school in Burdwan’s Katwa fell ill after he was canned with a ruler by his class teacher. Following the incident, parents of the child filed a complaint with the Katwa police station against the accused teacher. The teacher has been suspended and the school authority has promised further disciplinary action.