Schools are definitely regarded as places where discipline is paramount. Yet, educators today are often seen adopting an approach like positive reinforcement when it comes to dealing with younger students.
However, a principal of a school in Mirzapur made the news for all the wrong reasons recently when he was arrested for manhandling a student. Much like the aggressive violence in a show called Mirzapur, the principal dangled a 5-year-old child from the first floor, reports News18.
#Mirzapur (UP): In a shocking incident, the principal of a private school dangled a child upside down from the first floor of the school building as a punishment of sorts.
The photograph of the boy dangling down and scores of children looking on, has gone viral on social media. pic.twitter.com/PdPXlXYQz5
— IANS Tweets (@ians_india) October 29, 2021
The principal of Sadbhavna Shikshan Sansthan Junior High School in Ahraura, Mirzapur had wanted to punish the student of class 2 for being mischievous. But another student reported that the kid was held upside down for 10 minutes. The 5-year-old was only pulled up when he screamed and begged for forgiveness.
Listen him… pic.twitter.com/u26dwLepMz
— Akhil (@akhil2013) October 29, 2021
Such a brutal punishment didn’t go down well with people online as they demanded the principal’s arrest. Have a look-
It's really unfortunate , instead of this new techniques of punishment we should concentrate on new techniques of teaching 🤔
— Dr.Jasbir Singh Saini🇮🇳 (@listenjasbir) October 29, 2021
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— Abhimanyu Dhall (@abhimanyu_dhall) October 29, 2021
Mirzapur series looks like a documentary now.
— Farzi Logic (@FarziLogic) October 29, 2021
Imagine the amount of abuse that has been going on unnoticed, unreported until now, in the absence of phone cameras.
— دِپتی شرما (@cowbai) October 29, 2021
That child will carry the trauma for rest of his life.
— the dude (@the_shrewd_dude) October 29, 2021
— The FUCK Chahar (@Saykoolerhuman) October 29, 2021
The student’s father filed a case against the principal under sections 352 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code and appropriate sections of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act. Reports suggest that the school is in process of being derecognizing and the existing pupils shall be admitted to other schools nearby.