School Girl Student Gets 500 Sit-Ups as ‘Punishment’, Falls Sick- Principal Held
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School Girl Student Gets 500 Sit-Ups as ‘Punishment’, Falls Sick- Principal Held.Police in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra has arrested a 45-year-old school principal for apparently asking a student of her school to do 500 sit-ups for not completing her project work.
The student is studying in class 8, undergoing the inhuman punishment had to be admitted to a hospital as she fell sick. The principal a lady, Ashwini Devan, under IPC sections 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt), 337 (act endangering life or personal safety of another person) and 506 (criminal intimidation), said a senior official of Chandgad tehsil police.
Later Ms. Devan was released on a bail, on November 24, Devan allegedly asked eight students of the 8th standard at the privately run Shri Bhavashwari Sandesh Vidyalaya in Kanoor Budrook village of Chandgad tehsil to do 500 sit-ups for not doing project work.
Out of the eight students, one girl a 13-year-old took ill while doing sit-ups and was hospitalized.
On 10th of December, parents of the girl lodged a police complaint against the principal. Following this incident, the Principal was sent on compulsory leave by the school management, told the police.