West Bengal: Student beaten to death by teacher in Murshidabad

A student of AL-Islamia Mission in Murshidabad district of West Bengal was allegedly beaten up by its teacher, following which he died on Tuesday morning.

The 12-year-old student identified as the Shamim Malik was beaten up by the headmaster and warden of the school, Halif Sheikh and Liton Sheikh for indiscipline on Monday.

After his situation deteriorated, Malik was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to death this morning. However, the parents of the student allege that they were not told that their son was beaten up mercilessly. They claim that school authorities told them that Malik had a bad fall from the stairs.

The locals organised a road blockade for several hours demanding arrest of the teachers.

Meanwhile, the duo – headmaster and the warden were arrested based on the complaint registered by the student’s parents.

“Based on the complaint filed, we have arrested both the headmaster and warden of the school. Later, both of them were produced before the local court, where they were remanded to two days of police custody,” C Sudhakar, Superintendent of Police, Murshidabad district said.