Rosary School: complaint against teacher, principal for harassing student

Father says son was punished and humiliated for non-payment of fees

A man registered a non-cognizable offence against the principal and class teacher of Class IV (division C) of Rosary School in Camp for the punishment meted out to his son for non- payment of fees.

Santosh Mulchand Kankariya said his son, a student of Class IV was insulted by the teacher and made to stand on the bench in the school. He has booked the principal and class teacher of the student under Section 506 (causing grievous hurt) of the Indian Penal Code. Police sub-inspector T K Talpade is investigating the case.

Police said Kankariya has alleged in his complaint that Rosary School did not cancel the fee hike even after the deputy director of state education department passed an order in this regard. Kankariya said the school principal also threatened other students who had not paid the fees.

Alleging that the students who haven't yet paid the fees are being punished in different ways, Kankariya said, "Some are being made to kneel down, others made to sit at the last bench. Many teachers are not giving these few children any homework. And when they go to the teachers to get their work corrected, the teachers do not check their work."

Parents who have been protesting against the fee hike say they are not complaining against the hike in fee but the lack of communication from the school's management regarding the whole issue. "We have been protesting for more than 15 days now. Yet no one from the school has got in touch with anyone of us to sit and discuss," said Ashok Bamboli, another parent.

The parents also said the school never holds any parent-teachers meets so that they can discuss their problems with the teachers. "It is compulsory for every school to hold PTAs but Rosary has never held any. We just meet the parents during the final report at the end of the year. Every time we want to discuss matters with the teachers, we are told that we can't meet them and have to directly talk to the principal," added Bamboli.

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