Shaheen Bagh’s 10-yr-old Mudasir may lose vision after being thrashed by school teacher
A private school has booted out a teacher who has been accused of thrashing a 10-year-old boy of Shaheen Bagh so mercilessly that he received injuries in the left eye after he failed to complete his mathematics homework.
Though the Class III boy Mudasir Shakeel has got treatment in Holy Family Hospital, Mudasir’s parents allege the child might lose vision in his left eye permanently due to the beating that he received by the female teacher.
According to Mudasir’s father Shakeel Ahmed, a cloth merchant near Jamia Nagar, it was on last Tuesday when the boy had come to house from school accompanied by a security guard.
“He complained of severe pain in his left eye after which we rushed to Holy Family Hospital. A surgery was carried out and doctors said he might lose his vision permanently. However, the principal refused to cooperate and did not even extend financial help for Mudasir’s treatment. We then registered a case against Nasreen under IPC Section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) at Jamia Nagar police station,” Ahmed told TOI.
Informing that the teacher has been expelled as the child’s injury was her fault, Parveen Ara, said: “The family is exaggerating the case. When the incident occurred, we tried calling them multiple times, but they didn’t receive our call.”
Mudasir had a weak left eye and had undergone two surgeries earlier and had also a cataract operation at AIIMS, said boy’s family, adding that Mudasir earlier had his left eye while playing in front of an air cooler at home.
“The parents never told us about the medical condition of the boy. We were ready to help the family financially, but they didn’t approach us and instead filed a police case. We were ready to foot the surgery bill that was about Rs 30,000,” Parveen said.