A police complaint has been filed against a school teacher in Rajasthan's Dausa district after a video of him went viral on social media in which he can be seen repeatedly slapping and punching a Class 10 student.
The student of Swami Vivekanand Model School in Deedwana village said he fell unconscious after he was beaten by the physical education teacher, Jairam Meena, who was angry over him for coming late to the class. "I left the class when he (the teacher) asked me to do something and then I had gone to drink water. When I came back, he asked me how I got so late. He started beating me as he sought an explanation. He held me by the hair and continued to thrash me," said the student.
"I soon fell unconscious and my friends took me to hospital. I narrated the whole incident to my family after I felt a little better," he added.
In the nearly four-minute long video, the student is seen seated on a bench in a classroom. Other students sitting in the classroom look on as the teacher beats this student.
The family members of the student filed a police complaint against the teacher on Saturday.
A probe has been initiated in the case, SHO Lalsot police station Rajendra Kumar was quoted as saying by news agency PTI. Additional district education officer Manisha Sharma said the accused teacher was put on awaited posting order on Sunday.
(With inputs from PTI)