The video showed a teacher of St John Vianney High School repeatedly thrashing a student in a classroom in front of other pupils.
Lucknow: Not answering the roll call proved costly for a Class 3 student who was slapped 40 times in two minutes by his teacher for the same in Lucknow.
The incident was captured on the CCTV cameras and the teacher was immediately sacked. According to reports, the incident took place on Tuesday in the Saint John Vianny School near SGPGI in Lucknow where the teacher Ritika V John lost her temper when the boy, Ritesh Gupta, did not say, ‘Present Ma’am’. In the footage, she is seen slapping the student mercilessly. Then, she dragged him by the collar and hit his head against the blackboard. The boy can be seen pleading for forgiveness with folded hands. After the student returned home, his cheeks were swollen and the trauma held him back from speaking. His father Premendra Gupta then contacted some of his classmates who narrated the incident to him. The next day, Gupta went to meet the school principal after which the CCTV footage was scanned. The teacher was summoned and shown the footage after which she begged for forgiveness. The principal, however, refused to accept her behaviour and sacked her on spot. A complaint against the teacher has been lodged with the PGI police station. Ritesh said he did not hear the teacher call out his name in class.