School student caned and injured by headmaster

Rangiya (Assam), Aug 19 (PTI) A class VII student was seriously injured and hospitalised after being allegedly caned by the headmaster of his school in Assam's Kamrup (Rural) district today, official sources said.

The boy, Noor Hussain of Borigog Balak Vidyalaya, was allegedly talking and making a noise in the class when the headmaster, Pabitra Sarmah, entered the classroom and began caning the boy without asking any questions.

The boy, who was beaten all over the body, fainted and the headmaster himself rushed the student to a local hospital from where he was referred to the Guwahati Medical College Hospital (gmch).

The headmaster, along with the parents of the student, have taken him to GMCH, and the police was waiting for the headmaster to return to interrogate him.