Student Beaten Up by Teacher: Is It the Right Punishment?


Recently, a video of a teacher beating a student mercilessly has been circulating on social media. The incident took place at Sri Chaitanya Junior College in Tadigadapa, which is located near Vijayawada. In the video, the staff members can be seen slapping and kicking the student, while other kids record the incident. The video quickly gained popularity on social media, and many people have expressed their outrage and condemnation towards the teacher's inhumane behaviour.

What happen during the physics class?

In the footage, physics class, lecturer, Ravi Kumar can be seen slapping and kicking the student repeatedly, with the violence causing injuries to the student. It was reported that the teacher became angry with the student for not paying attention in class and talking during the lecture. Local media reports claim that the teacher accused the student of listening to music during the class. In a statement to the media, the teacher admitted to beating the student in a fit of rage.

However, the parents of the student have denied the accusation and stated that their ward does not own a phone. They have filed a complaint with the Board of Intermediate Education and are seeking action against the college authorities.

Teacher got suspended

The Andhra Pradesh Board of Intermediate Education (BIE AP) has taken action against the teacher who was caught on video brutally slapping and kicking a student. According to local reports, the teacher has now been suspended by the BIE AP. In response to the incident, officials from the Andhra Pradesh Education Department, District Education Office, and the Andhra Pradesh State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (APSCPCR) visited the colleges to investigate the matter.

The Chairman of Andhra Pradesh SCPCR, K Appa Rao, has stated that the college management attempted to cover up the issue. He added that the incident is a violation of child rights and the student suffered significant injuries as a result of the teacher's violent behavior.

Effect on mental health

Corporal punishment not only has physical consequences but can also have negative effects on the mental health of students. Studies have shown that students who are subjected to physical violence in schools and other educational institutions are more likely to experience mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The use of corporal punishment can also lead to a lack of trust and respect between students and teachers, which can further impact the mental well-being of students. It can cause students to feel powerless and humiliated, leading to feelings of shame, low self-esteem, and even suicidal thoughts. Students who experience physical violence in their formative years may be more likely to engage in aggressive behavior later in life or have difficulty forming healthy relationships.

It is important to understand that corporal punishment is not an effective way to discipline students. In fact, research has shown that positive reinforcement and non-violent disciplinary strategies are more effective in promoting good behaviour and improving academic performance.

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