In yet another case of teacher's tyranny against students, a school in Andhra Pradesh is making headlines after a video revealed five students standing naked under the scorching Sun.
The horrifying incident took place on Wednesday after the class 3 students of Chaitanya Bharati English Medium School at Punganur in Chittoor district came late to the class.
The students were forced to strip naked by teacher Bhuvaneshwari as an act of punishment.
The angry parents have staged a protest along with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) party workers and demanded the authorities to cancel the registration of the school for such abusive acts.
Child rights activists have also taken the case to the local authorities to take strict action against the school. A complaint has also been filed by Mandal Educational Officer (MEO) against the school management with Punganur police station.
The District Educational Officer (DEO) of Chittoor, Dr K Panduranga Swamy, told International Business Times, India: "An investigation is underway and as the school management has violated the child rights, the registration of the school will be cancelled from the year 2019-2020."
"The district collector has also been informed about the seriousness of the issue and stringent actions will be taken against the management and principal of the school, Nagaraju," he added.
Nudity as punishment
This is not the first such incident in the state. In 2015, a teacher of a private school in Eluru in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh had thrashed a girl student of class 1 and made her sit on a stone, naked in the hot sun, as a punishment for not doing homework.
In the same year, another teacher from a government school in Bheemunipatnam Mandal, Vishakapatanam, asked two students to remove their shirt and stand under the sun for three hours, as a punishment for not doing the homework.