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Warden beats boy for multiplication error; booked

Press Trust of India  |  Wayanad (Kerala) 

A case has been registered against the warden of a boys hostel of a tribal school here for allegedly beating up a nine-year-old boy for making mistake in the multiplication table, police said on Monday.

As per a preliminary probe, it seems like the boy was beaten using a cleaning mop, they said, adding they were yet to arrest the warden, Anoop.

The boy had complained to his parents about the incident.

"We were informed that a tribal boy was beaten in a brutal manner," police said.

The 4th standard student told police that he was beaten up for making some mistake while answering some questions regarding the multiplication table.

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First Published: Mon, February 10 2020. 21:52 IST