SRINAGAR — A teenager student has been beaten to pulp by a teacher in Hope Classes, a private coaching centre, in Parraypora Srinagar, a video of which surfaced on social media on Wednesday.

In a video that has gone viral on various social media platforms, a teacher was seen hitting hard on the students’ face with the teacher querying about some sort of permission.

In the video, the teacher while repeatedly slapping the student was asking the student why he didn’t seek permission. Reportedly, the teacher is teaching Chemistry in the institute.

Meanwhile, the media advisor of Hope Classes Coaching Institute Parraypora, Nayeem Ahmad said that the management was yet to seek explanation from the teacher.

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“In the coaching institute, there is a good teacher-student relationship but I won’t say the beating of the student is justified as well. As of now, we have not taken any action and have not sought any explanation so far,” he said.

Nayeem also said that the student, who was slapped repeatedly, is receiving coaching for competitive entrance exams.

Meanwhile, the netizens have expressed anguish over the incident and have sought action against the teacher.

CCAK constitutes committee to inquire matter

Following the incident, Coaching Centres Association of Kashmir (CCAK) on Wednesday constituted a committee to inquire the matter.

CCAK has termed the incident unfortunate and has expressed disappointment over the incident.

“It is unfortunate that such an incident has happened. The Association constituted a committee to look into the matter and recommend measures so that such incidents do not happen in future,” CCAK said in a statement.

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It also states that the Association, however, is cautioning people especially social media users not to get swayed with the video without full knowledge.

“We condemn the incident but people should not read into it too much. Unfortunately, a witch hunt has been launched by people against the teacher and the coaching institute, both of whom are known for their reputation,” CCAK spokesperson said.

The Association said that it will soon come out with guidelines to prevent such incidents.

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