Teacher held for branding 10yr old with hot knife during home tuition

Place: Vasai, Thane

A private school female teacher has been arrested for allegedly branding a 10yr old boy who used to come for private tuitions with a hot knife as “punishment” in Virar.

Times of India reported that the scope teacher resorted to violence against the child as he wasn’t repentant when she scolded him and was making fun of other students. As per the 10yr old’s narration, she went to the kitchen, kept a knife on gas stove and branded his right hand. The big suffered injuries and burns and the matter was reported to local police.

What’s important to note that after a few more studentshave/parents have come up with reported that Shweta resorted to violence while teaching students. Shweta has agreed to the violence she has committed and will be presented in front of Vasai court as reported by TOI.

Shweta can be and should be prosecuted under offences IPC 324 (voluntarily causing hurt) and section 23 of Juvenile Justice Act as per which she could face imprisonment of a maximum period of 3 years and 6 months respectively and/or a monetary fine.
Keywords: Violence Against Boys, Juveniles, Crime By Women

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