February 6, 2017 10:00 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Feb 7: A principal of Kathmandu-based school thrashed a ninth grader on Sunday despite growing concern against corporal punishment as schools.
Suresh Kumar Yadav, principal of Lumbini Beginners' Academy in Kathmandu, thrashed Sudip Dahal black and blue with a pipe on Sunday. Dhalal is a talented student and comes first in his class.
Accusing Dahal for not following proper steps during the morning assembly exercise at the school ground on Sunday, the school principal beat him on his both legs, leaving blue scars on nine spots, according to his family members.
“Sudip said that he was having stomach pain. But the principal forced him to follow the physical exercise at the assembly,” said Sudip's mother Gita Dahal on telephone. “He was beaten on the pretext of not following the steps,” she said, adding, “He is a disciplined and sincere student.”
When Republica tried to contact Yadav to know his views about corporal punishment at schools, his cell phone was switched off. However, the victim's family has not filed any complaint against Yadav yet. “Though it's a crime, we did not file any complaint against him,” said Gita.