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Mother’s act has child transferred

Guwahati, April 25: The student whose mother hit his schoolteacher yesterday will be issued a transfer certificate.

The decision was taken by the government-run New Guwahati Railway Colony Lower Primary School today. The school has also approached the education department for “action”.

Kaushik Roy, a Class IV student, had been admonished by his social studies teacher, Devika Bose yesterday. Later, his mother, Madhuri Roy, abused and punched Bose, who had to be hospitalised.

Headmistress Dipti Mazumdar said the management committee had asked her to keep the school closed. “But I have opted to keep it open. Whatever happened yesterday was unprecedented and shocking. But the school will have to function normally.”

Kaushik’s father, Basab, who has been monitoring Bose’s condition at East End Nursing Home since last evening, described the incident as unfortunate.

“Devika madam knows and respects me. She narrated the unfortunate incident, but did not once say that my wife pushed her. I am bearing the entire cost of hospitalisation on humanitarian ground,” he added.

He said his wife had categorically denied pushing Bose and he stood by her. On being asked, he said his wife and son were in a state of shock.

Kaushik’s classmates, Sonai Talukdar and Priyanka Saha, said they were surprised when he went home during tiffin break and brought his mother to school. “Devika baidew is a very nice, caring and loving teacher. Yesterday she asked Kaushik a very simple question on climate. When he could not reply, she asked him to attend classes regularly and study harder. But he started arguing and lied that there was no lesson on climate in his textbook,” Priyanka alleged. Sonai echoed her.

Bose said she was shocked and “baffled” by Kaushik and his mother’s behaviour.

She has severe pain in her chest and back and is unable to sit or walk. Doctors have advised her total bedrest for at least seven days.

Chandmari police have registered a case under Sections 448 and 325 of IPC on the basis of an FIR lodged by the school authorities.

A police official said they had conducted a preliminary investigation and were waiting to take Bose’s statement once she recovers. “She could not give her statement today,” he added.

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