Student stabs teacher over holiday homework

first_imgA 45-year-old teacher of a private school in Haryana’s Sonipat was stabbed inside the classroom on Monday for allegedly scolding a student over not completing his holiday homework.She has been referred to Rohtak’s Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences for treatment.Schools in Haryana opened on Monday after over a month-long summer vacation. Mukesh Kumari, an English teacher at a senior secondary school in Bhigan village here, was inquiring about holiday homework from some Class XI students when one of them allegedly stabbed her thrice with a sharp-edged weapon.The teacher was initially taken to a civil hospital and then referred to Khanpur medical college. From there she was sent to Rohtak.School principal Neeraj Tyagi said the accused student had taken admission a week before the vacation began. He was caught and handed over to the police.Superintendent of Police, Sonipat, Pratiksha Godara told The Hindu that a call was made to the Police Control Room regarding the incident but no formal complaint was received as yet. “We are waiting for a formal complaint to register a case. A case would be registered based on the PCR call if no complaint is received,” said Ms. Godara.Recounting her horror to media persons at the Sonipat civil hospital, Ms. Kumari said that around two dozen students had not done their homework and she had made them stand inside the class. “I was going to every student and asking them the reason for not completing their homework. I walked up to this particular student and he took out a sharp-edged weapon from his bag and stabbed me,” said the teacher.She said the accused student would “often not complete his homework and not even assign any reason for it”. He stayed aloof and did not interact much with his classmates, she added.last_img

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