Teacher charged with culpable homicide for schoolgirl’s death

April 17th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The schoolteacher who allegedly beat and punished 11-year-old Shano Khan, resulting in her death Friday, has been charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder, police officials said.
“A case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder was registered against the teacher following the death of the girl. The teacher will be arrested soon,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer) Atul Katiyar.

Shano slipped into a coma Wednesday after her class teacher Manju in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) primary school in Narela in north Delhi allegedly beat her and made her stand in the sun for more than an hour for failing to recite the alphabet.

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

Delhi Police had not registered a complaint earlier as it was awaiting the medical report from the hospital.

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