Andhra Pradesh: Teacher ‘punishes’ Class X girl student with hot iron rod for not wearing chunni

A physical education teacher at a girls’ boarding school in Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool district allegedly punished a class X student with a hot iron rod while wearing ‘chunni’, a part of the uniform here, while playing in the playground.

The incident, which took place at Kasturba Gandhi Girls’ School in Kothapalli on Saturday, came to light on Tuesday after it was circulated on social media platforms.

Kothapalli Mandal Education Officer (MEO) Sriramulu said that Ms. Pavani had brought an iron rod from the kitchen and hit her when she found the chunni-less girl during digging. The girl reportedly had burns on her cheek, he added.

The girl’s parents have not yet filed a complaint against the teacher.

Mr. Sriramulu, along with Mandal Development Officer and Sub-Inspector Mubinna Taz, visited the school on Tuesday and conducted an inquiry into the incident. An action will be taken after taking a decision on the report sent by the higher officials, the MEO said.

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