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IMPHAL: A teacher of a private school in Manipur's Imphal was brutally thrashed and had to be hospitalised after he allegedly caned a student as punishment. 16 members of a prominent students' body have been detained by the police in connection with the incident.
On Tuesday, the computer science teacher at the St. Joseph's School allegedly beat up a Class 6 student with a cane in front of the entire classroom. The student allegedly complained to the Democratic Students' Alliance of Manipur – a body that claims to represent the interests of school students across the state – about the incident following which the teacher was summoned to its office later that day and was allegedly assaulted by its members.
The beating was so severe that the teacher had to be taken to a hospital. He has suffered bruises all over his body. Doctors say he is recovering but it will be a few days before he is discharged.
The students' group claims that it got into a minor altercation with the teacher after he refused to apologise for beating the child. The teacher claims his punishment was mild, adding that he did not intend to hurt the child.