Student left in critical state
school teacher beat up a girl student here on Wednesday allegedly for not enrolling in a coaching centre that the teacher runs.
Rizia Sultana Sathi, 13, a student of class eight of PWD High School at Noornagar of the town, was admitted to Khulna Medical College Hospital.
Her condition was critical, said attending physician Jotirmoy Saha. Marks of caning were found all over Sathi’s body and she was suffering from delirium and high fever.
Victim’s father Kazi Rezaul Karim that night lodged a case with Sonadanga Police Station accusing assistant teacher Kamalesh Roy and the school’s headmaster, Liaquat Hossain, of torturing his daughter physically and mentally.
Both the accused went into hiding, said Sonadanga police yesterday.
Meanwhile, TM Zakir Hossain, deputy director of education in charge of Khulna division, has formed a three-member committee to probe the incident with District Education Officer Md Mizanur Rahman as its convener. The other members are assistant inspectors Noor-e-Alam and Md Kamruzzaman.
In the case statement, Rezaul Karim said the brutal corporal punishment was given in the presence of Liaquat.
Kamalesh tortured his daughter as she did not perform well in mathematics exam and refused to take private tuition at the coaching centre, he said.
The teacher also hit her in the head with a duster and hurled abuse, alleged Zayeda Begum, Sathi’s mother.
Courtesy of The Daily Star