Dilip Kumar

Kendrapara: A tutor has been arrested for allegedly beating two class-III students at Purusottampur under Marshaghai police limits in Kendrapara district on Sunday.

The accused, Rajendra Rout was nabbed following a complaint lodged by a guardian at Marshaghai police station. Rout has been forwarded to court today, police said.

According to reports, Manabaditya Dash (9) and Abhisek Parida (9) failed to answer a question posed by the tutor. Irked, the teacher beat them up with a plastic pipe. Both the students sustained injuries on back and hands.


They have been admitted to Marshaghai Community Health Centre (CHC).

Manas Ranjan Parida, father of Manabaditya Dash, said "He beat my child severely. My son calls the tutor and his wife as uncle and aunty. When he thrashed mercilessly, my son ran to the wife of the tutor and took refuge. But, she also pushed him.”

“I want strict action against such erring tutor so that other guardians would feel safe," Parida said.

Corporal punishment in any form at schools and tutorials is punishable offence as it violates child rights.