AURAIYA, Sep. 30, 2022 (TBINN)
An Uttar Pradesh’s 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, police said.
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 said in his complaint to the police.
Later, 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. Police had been looking for Singh for a week as he was absconding.