New Delhi: The teacher who was arrested for allegedly hitting a class 5 student with a pair of scissors and then throwing her from the first-floor balcony of a municipal school here was sent to judicial custody till December 20, police said on Saturday.
The incident took place am on Friday at the Delhi Nagar Nigam Balika Vidyalaya, they said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Shweta Chauhan said, "The accused was produced before a court on Saturday which remanded her to judicial custody till December 20.The court also directed jail authorities to get the accused evaluated by a psychiatrist as well as at the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences."
On Friday, the student was allegedly hit with a pair of scissors, her hair was cut, and then flung from the balcony of the first floor of the school by her teacher, identified as Geeta Deshwal (26), before she became "violent" with other students in the classroom.
According to doctors, the girl, aged around 11, sustained fracture in a facial bone. Police said the teacher locked herself up with other students in the classroom and started damaging their water bottles. She later hit the girl with a pair of scissors and flung her from the balcony of the first floor of the school building.
Deshwal was arrested on charges of attempt to murder, police said, adding that the motive behind the incident is not clear yet.
“There was a sports meet in the school and this unfortunate incident happened. We are relieved that the child is out of danger,” Balangir Collector Chanchal Rana told PTI.
The district collector has ordered officials to provide immediate assistance of Rs 30,000 to the family of the student.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has also directed that the boy be provided with better treatment and the funds needed for it will be met from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Speaking about the accident, the child's uncle, Achyutananda Meher said, "I rushed to the hospital after the school authorities informed me about it." The sports meet was suspended following the accident.
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