An Uttar Pradesh school teacher was arrested on Thursday, 15 days after he allegedly beat a Dalit boy to death in Auraiya district for making a spelling mistake, reported NDTV.
On September 7, Class 10 student Nikhit Dohre was beaten up by an upper caste teacher Ashwini Singh. The teacher thrashed the boy with a stick and a rod and kicked him till he fell unconscious. Dohre had misspelt the word “social” in an exam, his father had said in his complaint to the police.
Nikhit, aged 15, succumbed to his injuries on Monday.
Police official Charu Nigam said that Singh was arrested based on inputs from an informer who lives near his relative’s home. The police had been looking for Singh for a week as he was absconding.
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In his complaint, the boy’s father claimed that the teacher had promised to pay for his son’s treatment but only gave Rs 40,000 in two installments, reported The Indian Express. The father also claimed that the teacher used casteist slurs when he demanded the money.
The teacher has been booked under Sections 308 (attempt to murder), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 504 (intentional insult with…