Student attacks class teacher with steel rod in Delhi

New Delhi: A 14-year-old student of a Delhi government school on Saturday attacked his class teacher with a steel rod after being scolded, police said.

At around 9.30 a.m., the Class 8 student of Vir Chander Singh Garhwali Government School in Saket, attacked Shyam Sunder Chaudhary after the teacher scolded him for keeping a steel rod in the school bag, Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijay Kumar said.

Chaudhary had also phoned the accused’s uncle to inform about his continuous absence from school.

The furious student attacked the teacher multiple times on the head even as some students tried to hold him down. He then fled from the campus, Kumar said.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he was discharged after first aid.

Legal action is being taken against the accused, police said.