8-year-old slapped by teacher in Bengal for not writing roll number correctly

Barasat: An 8-year-old girl was allegedly slapped by her teacher for not writing her roll number correctly at a school at Dumdum in the northern fringes of Kolkata, police said on Thursday.

P Malakar, a teacher at St Stephens school, slapped the girl, a class IV student, yesterday for writing the roll number incorrectly during an exam, following which she started bleeding from one of her ears, a police officer of Barrackpore Police Commissionerate said.

As the girl and other students present in the examination hall screamed, other teachers rushed to the classroom and took her to a doctor. The victim’s family was also informed and she was taken home.

The matter came to light when the girl’s parents, joined by some other parents, demonstrated at the school today against the teacher who allegedly assaulted the minor.

An FIR was registered by the girl’s parents at Dumdum police station today after the demonstration.

The school authorities refused to comment on the incident while saying they were inquiring into the alleged incident and would go by the directive of the police in the case and action will be taken if anyone was proved guilty.