Class 3 tribal girl branded with iron rods in hostel

January 12th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, Jan 12 (IANS) An eight-year-old tribal girl was allegedly branded with iron rods several times by a hostel superintendent in Madhya Pradesh’s Shahdol district, officials said Wednesday.Shushila, a Class 3 student, was studying at Adivasi Kanya Ashram in Shahdol and living in the school hostel.

The latest incident reportedly took place Jan 4 when hostel superintendent Anita Sant took Shushila from her hostel room to her office and subjected her to the torture.

“At 8 p.m. she came and took me to her office room and hit me with iron rods,” a frightened Shushila said.

The incident came to light when the victim’s mother saw the burn marks on Shushila’s body Jan 7 on her returning home.

“While bathing her, I saw several burn marks on her body,” said Shushila’s mother Sita Singh Gaud.

The hostel superintendent was suspended after a complaint was lodged by Shushila’s parents with the collector’s office.

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