In another shocking incident of child abuse reported from Delhi, a private tutor allegedly thrashed his two students, 6- & 8-year-old sisters, with plastic pipe. The girls were allegedly thrashed for not doing their homework. The private tutor, identified as Kuldeep, was held after a complaint was filed against him.
Earlier on September 2, Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal took to Twitter and shared pictures of the bruises the victims endured. “Little girls of 8 years and 6 years were locked in room and brutally beaten up by their tuition teacher for not doing homework. The scars on the girls’ body are horrifying. I am issuing notice to Delhi Police. This teacher should be arrested,” the DCW chief tweeted.
The two victims of abuse are reportedly daughters of a senior police officer. The police officer reportedly saw his two daughters returning home with injury and bruises on their bodies. They told their father that their teacher, Kuldeep, had thrashed them.
Following this a medical examination was conducted on both the children and a case was filed based on which Kuldeep was arrested.
The incident comes just days after an Anganwadi teacher burned the private parts of one of her students for wetting his underpants.
The Facts of the Matter
In a horrific incident reported from national capital, two sisters, aged 6 & 8, were brutally thrashed by their private tutor for not doing their homework. The two girls are reportedly daughters of a police officer posted in the capital. The incident was reported from Delhi’s Bhalswa Dairy area and occurred on August 31.
Father of Victims a Police Officer
As per the father of the sisters, the two girls take tuitions from a teacher in their neighbourhood. On the evening of the incident, the girls returned from the tuition and were crying profusely. The father of the two girls informed the DCW that one of the girls even got unconscious.
When he asked their reason for crying, the two girls said that their tuition teacher beat them for not doing homework. Their father could also see their bruises-covered bodies.
Private Tutor Locked Girls in Room
The victims of the abuse told their father that their teacher, Kuldeep Sir, locked them inside a room and used a plastic pipe to thrash them. The girls were subsequently taken to a hospital for medical examinations and further treatment.
DCW Takes Cognizance
In the matter, the DCW took cognizance of the complaints and issued a notice to the Delhi police. DCW chief was quoted in an India Today report saying, “This is a horrific incident and the injuries sustained by the girls are very disturbing. How can a teacher beat up these little girls so brutally? Clearly, the matter needs to be investigated and the accused must be arrested. The strictest action needs to be taken in this case.”
नन्हीं सी 8 साल और 6 साल की बच्चीयों को उनकी ट्यूशन टीचर ने होमवर्क ना करने पर बच्चियों को कमरे में बंद कर बेरहमी से मारा पीटा। बच्चियों के शरीर पर लगे ज़ख्म के निशान दहला देने वाले हैं। दिल्ली पुलिस को नोटिस जारी कर रही हूं। ये टीचर गिरफ्तार होनी चाहिए। pic.twitter.com/5rAq4fSDym
— Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) September 2, 2022
The women’s welfare panel also sought a copy of the FIR along with the arrest status of the accused. Further, the Delhi Police have been asked by the DCW to provide a complete action taken report by September 6.
Similar Recent Incidents of Abuse by Teachers in India
While stringent laws are put in place to curb instances of corporal punishments, the issue still prevails in the nation. Earlier this week, a teacher in Karnataka was suspended for burning the private parts of a 3-year-old student. The anganwadi teacher, KP Rashmi, had lit a matchstick and held it close to the child’s private parts after getting annoyed at him for urinating his underpants.
Earlier last month, a 9-year-old Dalit student became the victim of caste discrimination when he was beaten to death for drinking water from the same pot as his teacher’s. The boy was taken to multiple hospitals in Jalore, Udaipur & Ahmedabad. However, his condition worsened and he passed away.