Kottarakkara: Parents of a Class VII student have alleged that he was brutally beaten up by the school principal.

The incident happened at Kalayapuram Mar Ivanios Bethany School in Kottarakkara on Friday.

The student, Abel of Kottarakkara, has been admitted to the Kottarakkara taluk hospital with injuries on his legs and hips.

The parents noticed the injury marks of their son on his return in the afternoon. 

They said the principal beat him up without any valid reason.

Abel said when he checked the reason for thrashing, the principal said he had been watching everything through camera.

Neither the principal nor the school authorities have commented on the incident yet.

The police and ChildLine authorities have initiated an investigation into it.

Along with Abel, two more students were beaten up. However, their injuries are not severe.

Condemning the incident, various student unions took out marches to the school.