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School teacher arrested for thrashing student in classroom

Puducherry: A teacher of a private school in Puducherry has been arrested for beating a boy, causing injuries on his hand and right leg, police said.

Irked by the behaviour of the eighth standard student who he found chatting with another boy in class, the teacher, Moses, beat him, police sources said.

On a complaint from the boy’s father, police registered a case and arrested the teacher of the school at Marapalam near Puducherry on Monday night.

The boy has since been admitted to hospital.

The Puducherry government had banned corporal punishment in schools some five years ago.

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