NHRC notice to UP govt over reported beating of a student by his classmates at the behest of his teacher in Muzaffarnagar

New Delhi, Aug 29 (UNI) National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notices to the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police, Uttar Pradesh over reported beating of a student by his classmates at the behest of his teacher referring to his faith in an absurd manner in Muzaffarnagar.

The Commission has asked a detailed report in the matter within four weeks, NHRC said in a statement.

The Commission has said that report should include the action taken against the teacher, the status of the FIR registered in the matter and compensation if any, paid to the aggrieved family, as well as steps taken/proposed to be taken to ensure that such shameful incidents do not recur in the future, it said.

NHRC took suo motu cognizance of a media report that a teacher of a private school referring to the faith of one of her students in an absurd manner ordered his classmates to beat him. The school is located at Khubbapur village in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. Reportedly, the boy’s family has said that he was beaten up for a mistake in the multiplication of tables, during the class. A video of the incident went viral on August 25, leading to calls for action against the teacher and the school, it added.

According to the media report on August 28, the teacher, who also owns the school, has not been arrested yet. The school does not meet the criteria of the Education Department. The boy’s family has already taken him out of the school and is looking for a new school, it added.

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