Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Annoyed after a class-10 student demanded transfer certificate, school management allegedly beat up the student and her parents in Jabalpur. A video showing the student and her family members being beaten up went viral on social media on Saturday.
The incident took place at Swamy Ayyappa Higher Secondary School situated at Bilhari under Gorabazar police station of Jabalpur town on Friday. Following complaint from both sides, the police have registered counter case against student's family members and school management.
According to information, the student along with her mother and elder sisters went to the school to lodge a complaint that she was not satisfied with class-10 results. She wanted to meet the principal of the school, but school management didn’t allow her to meet.
The student claimed that she had secured good marks in class-8, class-9 and also in the half-yearly exam of class-10. “I have been constantly scoring good marks, how can I be given such poor marks. The result was prepared by board on the basis of marks sent by the school,” the student said, while talking to journalists. She accused the school administration of deliberately giving her poor marks.
As they were not allowed to meet the principal, the family members demanded the girl's transfer certificate, saying she would take admission in another school.
This irked the school administration so much that they allegedly started abusing the girl's family members. This led to a scuffle between family members and school administration.
Following scuffle, the girl and her family members approached Gorabazar police station and lodged a complaint.
The police have registered a case against four staff members of the school. “Earlier, case was registered against four staff members of the school. As school administration also lodged a complaint against student's parents, a case against the parents has also been registered,” said in-charge of Gorabazar police station, Sahdev Sahu.
Principal of the school, Rakshita Bisht, however, said that the student and her parents were misbehaving with school staff. “We asked them to apply and appear in the exam if they are not satisfied with the result, as there is provision that those students who are not satisfied with the result, may appear in the exam. They started abusing us. When we objected, they beat up us,” Bisht said in a video released by her on Saturday.