On Friday morning, a teacher threw a Class 5 student from the first floor of a government school in Delhi. Vandana, the child, is in the hospital and is stated to be in critical condition. The teacher, Gita Deshwal, has been arrested. The event occurred at the Delhi Nagar Nigam Balika Vidyalaya at about 11.15 am.
Gita allegedly attacked Vandana with a pair of scissors in a fit of rage before flinging her out of the first-floor classroom. Riya, another teacher, reportedly attempted to intervene and stop her colleague from beating the student.
Witnesses gathered when the girl fell from the first story, and the police rushed the critically injured student to the Bara Hindu Rao hospital. An official statement said, “At around 11.15 am, a beat officer of PS DBG road received information that a school child was thrown from the first floor classroom by the teacher.” Station House Officers and police officers rushed to the scene and brought the situation under control.
Later various necessary tests, including a CT scan, were conducted. The tests revealed that the child is safe, stable and responding well to the treatment.
Why did the teacher attack student?
The incident developed from an argument between teachers, and in a fit of passion, one of them struck Vandana with cutting scissors and threw the student from the first floor.
What happened to the Delhi teacher after the incident?
The teacher has been suspended, and the department is conducting an investigation, according to a top Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) official. Moreover, the official added, “The teacher has been detained by the police. The MCD has also suspended her with immediate effect.”
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Shweta Chauhan, a case of attempted murder under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered based on the witnesses’ account.
What did the victim tell the media?
According to various media sources, she said, “The teacher hit me with scissors and also beat me. One of them also threw me from the first floor.”