A video of a government school teacher kicking and kicking his son in front of his classmates has gone viral on social media. The teacher was arrested today in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu and charged under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Torture) Act.
In the 2-second long video, 55-year-old teacher Mr. Sub Subramaniam is seen grabbing a little boy by the hair and beating him. He was also seen kicking the boy while he was on his knees on the floor. The student is seen begging.
The 17-year-old boy, a student of Government Nandana Boys High School in Chidambaram, was injured and was admitted to a government hospital. He filed a police complaint and submitted video evidence.
Confirming the arrest, Cuddalore Police Superintendent S Shakti Ganesan told NDTV, “We have arrested the physics teacher under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Torture) Act. Investigation is underway.” On what was behind the teacher’s excesses, Mr. Ganesan added, “It was a regular classroom activity on educators and the teacher went overboard because the student did not attend his class.”
Classes began privately for students in grades 9 to 12 last month, more than a year after they were shut down due to epidemics.