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Teacher jailed for beating up student

PATNA: A schoolteacher was arrested and sent to jail in the Bihar capital for mercilessly beating an eight-year-old student who had allegedly stolen the money of his classmate, police said.

Police arrested Neeraj Kumar Singh, a teacher in the Bal Pariksha Niketan school in Danapur near here, and later took him to the sub-divisional jail on Sunday, police official said.

Kumar Gaurav, a Class 3 student, was beaten by Singh in school on Saturday. “When I went to school, I was shocked to see bruises on my son’s body. When I inquired how it happened, he started weeping but after persuasion he narrated the story,” said Karmu Rai, Gaurav’s father.