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Students bat for teacher

Ranchi, July 25: A section of senior students of Delhi Public School (DPS) has come to the defence of Arun Kumar Sinha, the teacher recently charged with awarding corporal punishment to a student of Class VIII.

The Class XII students of DPS, describing the teacher as one of their “favourites”, have appealed to the management to suspend action against him. One of them, Shivangi Tiwari, said Sinha was well-known to them as he had taught them in Class IX and X.

“He is a wonderful human being and a great teacher, who made a better person out of us. Arun Sir is very calm. He used to help us meditate for five minutes before every class. He made us laugh, taught us efficiently and gave us proper guidance,” said Tiwari.

“He taught us history in Class VIII, IX and X. He has been framed,” said Siddharth Somani, another student defending the teacher.

Meanwhile, the student, who was beaten up by him, is recuperating in a hospital for the past three days. Raj Kumar Somani, the father of the boy, said he was recovering slowly.

“The matter has been settled and the school administration has asked my son to rejoin after showing a medical certificate,” Somani said.

The school administration has taken action against the teacher, he said.

“I do not wish to comment further on the issue,” Somani added.

The Jharkhand Education Tribunal (JET) had issued a notice to the Delhi Public School administration to explain the action of its teacher in a week’s time.

JET’s officer on special duty Kali Baitha said the panel was still waiting for the explanation before taking further action.

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