Tutor arrested for beating up minor
Kolkata: A private tutor from Dum Dum has been arrested for allegedly beating up a class V student from a English medium school in the same area.
The accused has been identified as Subhra Poddar. According to police, Poddar had allegedly tortured a student who used to visit her place to take private tuition.
The family members of the victim told the police apart from beating him up, the accused also used to threaten the student with dire consequences if he discloses the incident to his family.
The family members of the victim boy also alleged that police were not taking any action despite a complaint lodged with the local police station three days ago.
The family members of the student accompanied by some locals staged a sit-in demonstration outside the Dum Dum police station on Sunday morning. Following the agitation, police swung into action and arrested the accused teacher from her residence in Bediapara area.
The family members of the student said the victim went to her place to take private tuition on April 26. It was alleged that the boy forgot to take a notebook where he was supposed to do some homework.
The accused teacher asked the student to produce his notebook. As he failed to do so, the teacher became infuriated and beat him up with a stick. The victim suffered injuries on various parts of his body.
The accused also threatened the victim to not tell his family members about the incident. The victim returned home at around 9.30 pm on the same day and was in a traumatized state.
The victim broke into tears when his parents wanted to know about the incident. After he complained about the pain in his body, the victim was taken to a local doctor.