Hyderabad student dies after allegedly forced to do 100 sit-ups

Hyderabad In yet another case of corporal punishment, a class X student died in Hyderabad after he was allegedly made to do sit ups as punishment in the school. A case was filed against two teachers of the private school.

15-year-old Mohammed Ismail Hussain was asked to do 100 sit-ups by teachers Mobina Begum and Wahid on September 3, after he was found quarrelling with another student on the school premises of Royal Embassy High School at Madannapet area, police said, based on a complaint lodged by the boy's parents.

The boy's parents further alleged that it was only after being forced to do sit-ups by the two teachers that their son developed fever and died while undergoing treatment.

Based on the complaint, the Madannapet police registered a case under Section 304-A for causing death by negligence, against the two teachers, an investigating officer told PTI.

After the post-mortem report of the boy is out, further action will be initiated, the police officer said, adding that the exact cause of the death, whether it happened due to fever or after being subjected to corporal punishment was still not known.

The parents said that though Hussain developed fever on September 3 and was immediately taken to a hospital, he had not informed them about the punishment until September 10. When parents and relatives brought the matter to the notice of school authorities, they got the boy admitted in another hospital.

After the incident, some relatives of the deceased held protests in front of the school and later allegedly damaged furniture, even as police intervened and brought the situation under control.

Story First Published: September 14, 2012 09:05 IST