Teachers Day celebrations turn sour as Vice-Principal gets arrested for beating students

Sep 05, 2012, 21:29 IST | Agencies

In what is both tragic and ironic, the vice-principal of a West Bengal school has been arrested for inflicting corporal punishment on students celebrating Teachers Day.

The Vice-Principal of a reputed Missionary school here in Hooghly district was today arrested for beating up seven students of the school with a cane, police sources said.

The students of class IV of Don Bosco school were decorating their class room for the Teachers Day celebration and were playing with foam spray when vice-principal Subir Mondal entered the classroom, the sources said. Mondal immediately snatched the foam spray from the students and started beating the students with a cane. Seven students were injured in the caning, they said.

The parents of the students lodged a complaint with the Chuchura police station against vice-principal Subir Mondal. On the basis of the parent's complaint the vice-principal Subir Mondal has been arrested, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Tathagata Basu told PTI. 

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