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Bombay HC denies anticipatory bail to teacher who called student ‘Dharti ka bhoj’

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Maharashtra high court bench denied anticipatory bail to the chairman of an international school, booked for allegedly abetting the suicide of a class 10 student.

J.Vinay Joshi while hearing the case said that “teachers can reprimand students but not in a language that could shatter their tender minds.”

In the following case the chairman of the school is held because of using filthy language against the child; the chairman, after he (diseased boy) hit a football towards a girl by mistake, this is when the accused allegedly told the deceased that he was a “Nalayak, Dharti Ka Bojh, Zhopadpattichhap etc.” after which child died by suicide. And thus, Kolhapur Police accordingly booked him for abetting suicide, intentional insult, criminal intimidation & common intention of IPC.

Justice Vinay Joshi while noting that there is a direct link of his act since within few hours from the episode, the child has ended his life by suicide,” hence, no case is made out to grant pre-arrest protection.

Justice further, remarked that the teachers can reprimand students but not in a language that could shatter their tender minds.


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