A 15-year-old Dalit boy died during treatment in Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya district on Monday after being allegedly beaten up by his upper caste teacher for writing a wrong answer during a test on September 7, The Indian Express reported.
His death triggered violent protests in the district. Two police vehicles were set on fire and two others were damaged. Some protestors also allegedly pelted stones at police officials.
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In his complaint to the police, the boy’s father alleged that the teacher, Ashwini Singh, had assaulted his son with sticks, rods and kicked him till he fell unconscious, NDTV reported.
“He gained consciousness while being taken to a private hospital but had difficulty in breathing,” the boy’s father said, according to The Times of India. “Doctors said he had suffered internal injuries. In between, he was treated at several hospitals. He was being taken to Saifai on Monday, but died in the ambulance while being shifted.”
The father added that after the assault on September 7, Singh had promised to pay for the boy’s medical treatment, but only gave him…