In a gruesome case of corporal punishment in Hyderabad a 15-year-old student of class 10 died after he was made to do 100 sit-ups as punishment.
The parents of Mohammed Ismail Hussain alleged that their son developed fever after the punishment. On Wednesday night, his condition deteriorated and he died at a private hospital in Purani Havelli. Hussain's sparked protests by his family and relatives outside the Royal Embassy High School.
On Sept 3, Hussain reportedly had an argument with another student on the school premises, which came to the notice of teacher Mobina Begum.
"Hussain's family members claimed that Mobina punished him for quarrelling and asked him to do 100 sit-ups. The next day, Hussain had fever and since then had been undergoing treatment at a local hospital. As Hussain's condition turned serious, he was shifted to a private hospital in Purani Haveli," Madannapet sub-inspector A Srinivas said according to The Times Of India.
The victim's parents have filed a complaint against the teacher at Madannapet police station after which the police registered a case under Section 304-A of IPC for causing death by negligence against the teacher.
The action against the teacher will be initiated after determining the exact cause of the death - whether it had happened due to fever or because of the corporal punishment - which will be revealed in the post-mortem report, Press Trust of India quoted a police officer as saying.
The parents said that Hussain was immediately taken to hospital on Sept 3 when he got fever. He did not reveal the punishment given to him until Sept 10.
Hussain had an operation on one of his legs where a rod was inserted, TOI reported.
"The boy's parents went to the school, which in turn took up the responsibility to pay for his treatment. But the boy died," police said.