A teacher at a girls’ school has allegedly beaten a student and fractured her arm.
Naseer Ahmad, a spokesman for the Chiniot education EDO’s office, said the EDO had taken notice of the incident and ordered an inquiry.
“A committee has been constituted to probe the matter. It will be supervised by deputy district officer (DDO) and if the teacher is found guilty in the light of the inquiry report, action will be taken against her,” he said.
Shamim Bibi, mother of the student, told The Express Tribune that her daughter, Nasira Parveen, was a third grade student at Government Primary School.
“She got sick last week and could not go to school for five days. On Saturday, when she felt better, I sent her to school.”
She said her daughter had said she didn’t want to go back because her teacher was very strict and would punish her for being absent from school.
“Because Nasira was scared, I took her to school and explained to the teacher that the child had missed classes because she was ill,” she said.
Shamim said the teacher told her to leave and took the girl in the classroom and locked the door.
“I was standing outside the class when I heard my daughter screaming,” she said.
She said she knocked on the door to be let in but the teacher did not open the door. “I was helpless because I could hear my child being beaten and I could do nothing,” she said.
“She beat my daughter and threw her on the floor several arms, fracturing her arm,” Shamim said. She said the teacher then left the class and left the school.
“I complained to the school headmistress but nobody listened to me,” she said.
She said action should be taken against the teacher and the school headmistress.
When contacted, Chiniot station house officer (SHO) said the police had not received a complaint.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 26th, 2014.