Patiala, Oct 29: In a shocking incident, a four-year-old student was badly beaten by a school teacher in Patiala.
The incident reportedly happened at the New Delhi Public School in Patiala. UKG student Agamjot was thrashed by his PT teacher Ajmer Singh, in front of the school principal.
The little kid, who has just started learning alphabets, was crying as red marks were visible on his cheeks.
The child was so much injured that he had to be taken to a nearby hospital, by his parents.
But, the doctor, who treated him, refused to give a written prescription to his parents, as he did not want to get embroiled himself into any controversy and he also feared losing his job.
Next day of the incident, Agamjot's sister was also punished for no reason. Urban Estate police station also refused to file a case against the school owner, as he has strong political connections.
To seek justice against the kind of brutal treatment meted out to their child, his parents took matter to the social media.
A Facebook post related to the case, has gone viral on social media. It says, "I am Ritu n my son was beaten on 19th of this month by his PT teacher in the presence of Principal Mam. The name of school is New Delhi Public School, which is in urban estate, Patiala, Punjab. The name of principal is Charanjeet Kaur Ji, PT teacher name is Ajmer Singh Ji. The child is 4+ years old. His name is Agamjot. He is in class Prep-1. They are giving several lame reasons to mother and cops. The child was treated by Rajindra Hosp. doctor shown privately at his clinic. And now the doctor has denied to make prescription on letterhead (as it asked by police officers) because he is afraid of losing his job.
This is a photo of one side. Next day, my daughter was also punished because she is his sister.
Urban Estate police station denied to launch the complaint because the school belongs to Mr.Dardi(owner of school, who is politically strong person)"
Meanwhile, the Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani has sought a report from the Punjab government in connection with the issue.