Odisha School Headmistress Accused Of Corporal Punishment

Koraput: Despite the government making all schools ‘punishment-free zones’, an incident of corporal punishment has surfaced from Koraput district in Odisha. The Principal In-charge of Dhanpur High School here has been alleged of thrashing several Class 10 students following which a complaint was lodged against her by the parents at the Jeypore Sadar Police Station.

As per the complaint, eight students of Class 10 were beaten black and blue by the lady Principal for failing to give answers to several questions related to Mathematics.

Acting on the allegations, the Child Protection Committee (CPC) has already conducted a preliminary probe while the District Education Officer (DEO) reportedly has directed officials to carry out a necessary investigation into the case.

However, no response could be obtained from the accused Principal or the officials of the Sadar police station.