Mumbai: Vinod Tawde meets girl who was asked to do 500 sit-ups by teacher

Updated: Dec 17, 2017, 10:15 IST | PTI

Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde today met a 13-year-old girl from Kolhapur district who had to be hospitalised after the principal of her school asked her to do 500 sit-ups by way of punishment

Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde today met a 13-year-old girl from Kolhapur district who had to be hospitalised after the principal of her school asked her to do 500 sit-ups by way of punishment. The girl, a std 8th student, has been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai. Tawde met the girl today and assured her of  government's support, an official statement said.

Vinod Tawde
Vinod Tawde

The girl will be provided free treatment, and shifted to a nearby school if she doesn't want to continue at her present school, it said. Her father, who works in the same school as a peon, too will be transferred to a nearby school if he wishes so, it added. Chandgad police in Kolhapur district had arrested Ashwini Devan, the 45-year-old school principal, in this matter after a complaint was lodged. She was released on bail. On November 24, Devan allegedly asked eight students of std 8th at the privately-run Shri Bhavashwari Sandesh Vidyalay in Kanoor Budrook village of Chandgad tehsil to do 500 sit-ups for not doing project work. One of them, a girl, took ill while doing sit-ups. She was later shifted to a hospital. On December 10, a police complaint was lodged against the principal.

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