Teachers to lose salary for leaving injured student to fend for self

Subarnapur: Salaries of two teachers at the Singhiyuva UGME school of Binika block in Subarnapur district are likely to be withheld  for the callous and irresponsible manner in which they handled a student who broke his limbs following an accident inside the school premises.

As per reports, the incident took place when a student while playing, fell off a toilet building terrace and broke his hand.

The boy, writhing in pain was taken to his house by a few school teachers who despite finding that his parents were away left him alone to fend for himself.

A few hours after, home after getting the news from their neighbours,  parents of the boy rushed home and took him to the nearest hospital.

“We were not at the home when the teachers brought our son home. Instead of taking him to the hospital, they left him here all alone. How could they be so insensitive?” mother of the injured boy asked.

Headmaster of the school Lekha Mishra refuted the allegations saying that it was the boy who told them that his sister would be present at home.

“The incident took place before 9:30 am in the morning and he informed that his sister would be at home. So one of our teachers drove him on his bike and dropped him home,” said Mishra.

Following the uproar over the incident, the BEO (Block Education Officer) has shot off a letter to the DEO(District Education Officer) to freeze salaries of the accused teachers and suspend them .