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Bengaluru child humiliation case: Yes, child was humiliated, confirms rights panel

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHRINIVASA M
Published Feb 15, 2017, 2:09 am IST
Updated Feb 15, 2017, 6:29 am IST
The committee also found that the school is situated in an old structure not suited for changing requirements of students.
Alva told Deccan Chronicle that the committee members visited the school on Tuesday and submitted their report.  (Representational image)
 Alva told Deccan Chronicle that the committee members visited the school on Tuesday and submitted their report. (Representational image)

Bengaluru: A two-member committee, formed by Karnataka Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KCPCR) chairperson Kripa Alva to look into allegations of humiliation at an ICSE school in Ulsoor, has confirmed that a child was humiliated in the classroom.

The committee also found that the school is situated in an old structure not suited for changing requirements of students.

 

Ms Alva told Deccan Chronicle that the committee members visited the school on Tuesday and submitted their report.

“It confirms the allegation that the child was humiliated,” she said.

The mother of a nursery class student at the school recently alleged that her child was subjected to corporal punishment and was humiliated.

She had alleged that a teacher even pulled down the child’s pants forcibly and made rest of the class shame the child.

The committee members also pointed out that the school building is 40 years old, she said.

 

“I have summoned the school authorities on Thursday afternoon for an inquiry. A final decision over the incident will be taken after that,” she said.

Police clean chit to school
Police have given a clean chit to the school and said that no such incident took place in the school, as reported by the child’s mother. Subramanya, Inspector, Ulsoor Police station, told Deccan Chronicle that no incident of corporal punishment or humiliation was reported in the school.

"Parents didn't lodge a complaint, but we still carried out an inquiry. I visited the school even on Tuesday. No incident of corporal punishment or humiliation was reported," he said and added that they have taken a video of inquiry proceedings.

 

He also dismissed the allegation that Ulsoor police didn't behave properly with the child’s mother. “She spilled water in the station and when a woman PSI asked her about it, she became angry and created a scene," he said. She can contact senior officials, if she feels we can't get her justice, he added.

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