According to national report on child abuse, two out of three school going children in India are physically abused and it's become an increasing common phenomenon across the board.
Every now and then we hear of teachers beating students without any worry about the consequences.
In another gut-wrenching incident of corporal punishment, a teacher from a school in Bengaluru was caught beating s student black and blue over a mere joke.
Footage of the incident is now going viral and it's nothing less than ghastly. The teacher is first seen throwing a bag at the student, he then chases him around the classroom as he flings on blow after the other.
The incident is being reported from Rajajinagar Basaveshwar School in Bengaluru and the child was beaten black and blue by the teacher for for cracking a joke against the lecturer during the class.
It is also not clear whether the school management has taken any action against the teacher or a formal complaint has been filed by the parents in the case.
In a similar incident, a class 2 student was beaten up by her teacher in Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh for not completing her homework.
The little girl said she had not attempted one of the five math questions given to her as homework. She said that the teacher struck her on her shoulder, elbow and back.
Being subjected to this sort of harassment can be extremely scarring for students that young. Its memory will stay with them for life and it may even have a direct effect on a growing child's personality. But many teachers just don't seem to care about the consequences.