DHANKUTA, June 29: Three grade 10 students in Dhankuta district sustained injuries when their science teacher subjected them to physical torture.
The injured students were identified as Chandra Kala Magar, Bivuti Subba, and Ashmita Magar. The incident took place in the science class at the Seto Gurans Secondary Boarding School located in Chatharjorpati Rural Municipality, Dhankuta.
The science teacher Yashun Ojha beat the victims with the plastic pipe indiscriminately as they failed to answer the questions he asked.
According to the victim’s fellow student, the victims sustained injuries after they were beaten indiscriminately in different parts of their body.
“After getting beaten by the teacher, I forgot the answer which I knew”, said Bibhuti, one of the three victims of the science teacher’s corporal punishment.
The victims said the science teacher often gets angry when the students cannot answer his question. According to the parents of the three girls who were subjected to corporal punishment, their daughters couldn’t sleep throughout the night due to the injury they sustained.
“I saw my daughter walking with difficulty and noticed several bruises on her body”, one of the parents of the victims told Republica Online.
The victims were taken to the local health post for medical treatment. The parents have demanded legal action against the science teacher Ojha.
The principal of the school Sadhna Bhujel said that although it is common that teachers at a private school treat their weak students in a strict manner, what the science teacher Ojha has done to the three students does not match teaching ethics.
“We made him apologize for his misbehavior in front of the parents of the victims”, said the principal Bhujel.