Teacher allegedly kills student over spelling mistake

The authorities in India have started looking for a teacher who is suspected of killing a low caste kid by beating him over a spelling error.

Nikhil Dohre, the victim, was assaulted by his social science teacher on September 7 after he botched an exam. After that, his health started to fail, and he was brought to the hospital.

The Class 10 Dalit youngster who was fatally assaulted by his instructor in Auraiya passed away while receiving medical care. After his student died, it was learned that the accused left the area.

On September 24, Raju Dohre, Nikhil’s father, reported the teacher to the Achhalda police station for refusing to cooperate with the therapy and using derogatory caste-related language.

The FIR was registered against the accused, Ashwini Singh, at Acchalda police station and teams have been formed to arrest the accused. Auraiya’s Superintendent of Police Charu Nigam said;

“We have talked to Etawah chief medical officer to set up a panel for autopsy to find out the cause of death and get the autopsy and videographed. Further action will be taken. Three teams have been formed to arrest the accused.”

Indian teacher allegedly kills student over spelling mistake

“He is on the run, but we will arrest him soon,” police officer Mahendra Pratap Singh told AFP.

Dohre was a member of the Dalit community, which sits at the lowest rung of India’s caste system and has been subject to prejudice and discrimination for centuries.

Hundreds of people took to the streets on Monday September 24, after news of Dohre’s death spread in Auraiya district, the location of the attack.

The crowd demanded the teacher’s arrest before the cremation of the boy’s body and torched a police vehicle.

Around a dozen protesters had been arrested, Singh said. “We used force to quell the mob and the situation soon came under control,” Superintendent of Police Charu Nigam told reporters.

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