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Students assault teacher, put dustbin on head; probe ordered

The Education Ministry in Karnataka has ordered a probe after a video showing students harassing a teacher went viral on social media.

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A video showing a group of students misbehaving with a teacher and putting a dustbin on his head in Karnataka’s Davanagere district went viral on social media. A probe has now been ordered on the issue by the Education Ministry.

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The video is purportedly from a government high school at Nallur in Channagiri town of Davanagere district. The incident took place on December 3.The video shows one of the students trying to assault the teacher with a dustbin. Later, a student puts the dustbin on the head of the teacher when he starts teaching in the class.

Reacting to the incident, Minister of Primary and Secondary Education BC Nagesh said in a tweet, “Assault on teacher by students at a school in Channagiri taluk of Davanagere district cannot be tolerated. Education Department and police probing the matter. Instructed to take appropriate action. We’ll always be with teachers.”

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According to a report in Deccan Herald, the teacher said he saw gutka packets littered on the floor when he entered the classroom. He asked the students to maintain discipline. When he started teaching, some of them started creating a nuisance.

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However, the teacher has decided not to lodge a complaint with police against the students considering their future.

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