Chennai, Oct 30: The Madras High Court on Wednesday fined a higher secondary school teacher in Mylapore here Rs 50,000 for pinching one of her student's cheek. First bench of High Court comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan and Justice M Sathyanarayanan ordered the issue.
The incident happened in 2012 when Rama Gowri, the accused teacher at Kesari Higher Secondary School pinched the cheek of a Class VII boy for not doing his homework. The student suffered minor injuries as a result.
The boy's parents approached the state human rights commission and a number of proceedings took place before a criminal case was filed against Ram Gowri. The teacher later defended herself before the National Human Rights Commission that she had only twisted the student's ears and he sustained injuries in his cheek when he tried to move away while she was holding his ear.
Last year in May, the commission fined the Mylapore school authorities for violating the human rights. The student's mother, however, appealed to the Madras High Court, accusing the school of delaying the issuance of his transfer certificate and also sought an increase in the quantity of compensation.