A principal of a primary school at Fatehnagar was today arrested on allegations of meting out corporal punishment to a five-year old student, police said.

School principal arrested for caning 5-year-old
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Following a complaint by the mother of the student, principal Mumtaz Ahmed, who also runs the school, was arrested.

Ahmed allegedly hit the boy with a stick resulting in bruises on his back as a punishment for reportedly not attending classes, Sananthnagar police said quoting the complainant.

Police has registered a case under 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means)