Delhi teacher missing after girl student’s death

April 19th, 2009 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi Police were Sunday clueless about the woman teacher and waited for the autopsy report of the an 11-year-old student who died allegedly due to corporal punishment Friday.
“For the past two days, our teams have failed to locate Manju (the accused teacher). Raids are being conducted at her native village of Sonepat in Haryana,” a police officer told IANS.

“We have also not received post-mortem examination reports from the doctors. But circumstantial evidences and statements of the victim’s younger sister, mother and a classmate corroborate that Manju had given some punishment to the victim,” the officer added.

The police said a lot depends on the autopsy reports. Manju was booked under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 304-A (death due to negligence - which is a bailable offence) after her student Shano died, apparently due to corporal punishment.

According to the allegation, Shano slipped into coma Wednesday after Manju made her stand under the hot sun for more than an hour after beating her for not learning the English alphabets.

The girl was shifted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital Thursday evening after her condition deteriorated. She died Friday afternoon.

The police said the victim used to get seizures and might have died due to shock.

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