Mumbai : The Gamdevi police officials, who are probing the assault case of a five-year-old KG student of St Columba Girls High School, arrested her class teacher, Michelle Mark Anthony (26), on Friday morning.

The accused has been booked under section 324 (assault) and section 23 of the Juvenile Justice Act. “She was produced before a local court which granted her judicial custody till January 18,” said police sub inspector Nitin Mahadik of Gamdevi police station.

A non-cognizable complaint has also been registered against the school Principal Annette Lobo for allegedly threatening the parents of the victim.     According to the police, on Tuesday afternoon Princessa Bugde (5), a resident of Prarthna Samaj, and a senior KG student of St Colamba High school was caned by Mitchell with a wooden foot ruler so badly that welts appeared on her legs.

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