A school teacher in Karnataka's Bantwal taluk in Mangalore has been caught on camera beating a boy with a fractured arm at a Veda camp for certain unconfirmed reasons.

In the video, shot on a mobile phone and which is doing the rounds on social media and Whatsapp, a teacher is seen thrashing the boy and is also heard asking if he is a 'Brahmin' or a 'Kshatriya'. 

Reports suggest that the boy was punished for doing some mischievous act.

Even though the incident is said to have happened a few days ago, it came to light only after Dalit Seva Samiti leader Sheshappa lodged a complaint against the teacher Somasundara Shastri at Vittal police station. Sheshappa has sought strict action against the teacher for abusing the boy.

The complaint has also been forwarded to the women and child department, Karnataka government.

This is not the first incident of cruelty against students in Indian schools.

A school teacher in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly town allegedly beat a seven-year-old boy Araj to death for not doing his homework, in December 2014. The boy was taken to hospital after blood was bleeding from his nose. 

Also, a private school teacher allegedly beat a six-year-old boy to death in Telangana's Nalgonda district on 9 November last year. She reportedly banged his head against the wall leading to his death.

Watch the video below: