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Mumbai: 500 sit-ups as 'punishment', girl student takes ill; school principal held

PTI
Published Dec 15, 2017, 8:55 pm IST
Updated Dec 15, 2017, 8:55 pm IST
On December 10, a police complaint was lodged against the principal following which he was sent on compulsory leave by the school.
Police in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra have arrested a 45-year-old school principal for allegedly asking a student to do 500 sit-ups for not completing project work. (Photo: Representational/File)
 Police in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra have arrested a 45-year-old school principal for allegedly asking a student to do 500 sit-ups for not completing project work. (Photo: Representational/File)

Mumbai: Police in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra have arrested a 45-year-old school principal for allegedly asking a student to do 500 sit-ups for not completing project work.

The student, a girl studying in std 8, took ill while undergoing the inhuman punishment and had to be admitted to a hospital.

 

"We arrested Ashwini Devan, the principal, yesterday under IPC sections 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt), 337 (act endangering life or personal safety of another person) and 506 (criminal intimidation)," said a senior official of Chandgad tehsil police.

Devan was later released on bail, he said. On November 24, Dewan allegedly asked eight students of std 8th at the privately-run Shri Bhavashwari Sandesh
Vidyalay in Kanoor Budrook village of Chandgad tehsil to do 500 sit-ups for not doing project work.

One of the girls, who is 13 years old, took ill while doing sit-ups and was hospitalised.

 

On December 10, a police complaint was lodged against the principal.

Following the incident, the principal was sent on compulsory leave by the school management, the police official said. 

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