This Article is From Dec 17, 2014

7-year-old Beaten to Death in School, Allegedly For Not Paying Fees

Araj, 7, died after being beaten in a school in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh

Bareilly: A seven-year-old boy died on Tuesday after being beaten brutally in a school in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, allegedly by his teacher. Araj, a nursery student, was allegedly thrashed for not doing his homework and not paying the school fee.

Senior police officer MP Singh said at around 11 am, a teacher allegedly banged Araj's head against the wall and he started bleeding from his nose. The school authorities allegedly took the boy to a hospital and called his parents, asking them to pick up their son as he was ill.

Araj was unconscious when his parents arrived and died soon. A post mortem report says he died of severe head injuries.

Residents of Nankara village, where Araj stayed with his parents, protested outside a police station demanding the school principal's arrest. An FIR or police complaint has been filed against the school's manager but no one has been arrested yet.

The Bareli District Magistrate, Sanjay Kumar, has also ordered a magisterial probe into the incident.