A private school manager was arrested and sent to jail in Uttar Pradesh’s Mirzapur district on Friday, after a picture of him went viral on social media where he can be seen holding a Nursery class student upside down from a balcony in the school.
The incident reportedly happened in Mirzapur on Thursday at the Sadhbhavna Shiksha Sansthan under the Ahraura police station limits.
The manager held the kid upside down
Mirzapur Basic Shiksha Adhikari, Gautam Prasad speaking about the action taken against Manoj Vishwakarma, who ran the Sadhbhavna Shiksha Sansthan said, “The Nursery student was held upside down on Thursday from the balcony of the first floor because he had apparently left the school without permission. We are in the process of cancelling the school’s recognition.”
“A case has been lodged against school manager Manoj and police action is also underway,” he added.
The child’s father, Ranjit Yadav, filed a complaint with the local police against the school manager after that incident.
“We arrested him on Thursday evening, and he has been sent to jail after being presented before a magistrate,” said Ahraura Station Officer, Sanjay Singh.
Cases lodged against the school manager
However, the case against the school manager was lodged under IPC sections 352 (Punishment for assault or criminal force otherwise than on grave provocation), 506 (criminal intimidation), and under related sections of the Juvenile Justice Act.
A statement handed out by the BSA said that a picture showing the child went viral on social media and after studying the matter, it was found to be of Ahraura. “The school’s recognition is being cancelled because of the violation of the Right to Education Act,” the statement said.
The school manager Vishwakarma is heard saying, “Someone made it viral. It is my fault. I hung him, but picked him up immediately… I am sad about it. It should be probed who made it viral. The guardian should be called, and asked what they want,” in a purported video shared on social media.