A teacher brutally thrashed a Class 12 student with a cane at Nandanar Boys High School in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, October 13, a video of which was uploaded on social media by other students in the class. The teacher was arrested on Friday after the video went viral.
The teacher, identified as Subramaniam, became enraged after a student did not attend his previous class and on Wednesday knelt down and hit him with a cane. The teacher also kicked the student repeatedly. After the video went viral, the student who received corporal punishment complained to the school principal, who in turn reported the matter to the education department.
The Tamil Nadu government in its order has clearly mentioned that students can prefer both offline and online classes and the punishment meted out to the student during the pandemic period was taken seriously by the education department of the state. The teacher was produced before the Cuddalore Judicial Magistrate, who remanded him to judicial custody. Education department officials told IANS that necessary action would be taken against the teacher after conducting an inquiry at the department level.