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Hyderabad school principal held for thrashing visually-impaired students

Monday, 21 July 2014 - 6:22pm IST | Place: Hyderabad | Agency: PTI

In a barbaric incident, a visually-challenged principal of a private school for blind allegedly beat up three visually-challenged boys in Kakinada town of Andhra Pradesh, district officials said today.

The incident, which took place two days back, came to light today after local TV channels showed a video footage of the incident in which the principal was purportedly shown "mercilessly" beating up the boys with a stick, they said. The footage also showed the principal pushing one of the boys to the wall and was seen assisted by another person in the act.

The school principal, identified as Srinivas, and another person, school's secretary K V Rao who assisted in the act, have been arrested based on the complaints by the parents of the students, East Godavari District Collector Neetu Kumar Prasad told PTI over phone. The district administration has taken over the private school to run it as of now, she said.

Taking note of the incident, the Collector, who along with senior officers visited the school, ordered an inquiry into the incident and the teshildar concerned has been asked to carry out a detailed inquiry and submit a report.

"Once the report is submitted we will take necessary action against those involved in the incident," Kakinada Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO) B R Ambedkar.

According to preliminary information, the principal resorted to beating up the students for their "indiscipline" as they played outside the school premises, the RDO said, adding that an inquiry was on. 

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