Student accused of stealing tab, beaten up
Kasargod: A fifth standard student here was beaten up by some persons who accused him of stealing a tablet. Praveen, a student of GUP School, Adkathbail, and a native of Karnataka, could not sit the examination held on Wednesday as a result.
The Childline has registered a case in connection with the incident based on the complaint filed by school authorities.
Praveen, son of Manneswara and Manjula, lives with his parents and sister at Adkathbail. Some persons attacked him on Wednesday morning alleging that he stole tablet from the neighbouring house. It is alleged that his mother and sister were also beaten up. Praveen could not go to school that day.
When he went to school on Thursday, teachers noticed the marks on his body and informed the matter to Childline authorities. There were attempts to settle the issue. However, teachers demanded that the 'stolen' tab should be found.
The Childline authorities said that an investigation was on.