Uttar Pradesh update: In a government primary school in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district, 10 school staff, including the headmaster have been suspended after a class 2 student was left locked in his classroom, said officials on Saturday.
As per the officials, Prem Prakash, a six-year-old child was fallen asleep in the classroom in the Nagla area on Wednesday. The teachers and school staff didn’t notice the child, locked the school and then left. The six-year-old woke up around 5 pm and started crying after finding himself alone.
As the boy started crying, neighbouring people gathered around the school and found the boy locked in the classroom. Prakash’s father also reached the school at that time and they broke the class door to save the child, officials said.
As the news broke, the incident came to light, Basic Shiksha Adhikari Sandeep Singh asked the Block Education Officer of Sasni, Akhilesh Pratap Singh, to investigate the matter. “After the preliminary investigation, 10 teachers, including the headmaster, Shiksha Mitras and instructor of the school, were suspended on Friday,” said Sandeep Singh.
The basic Shiksha Adhikari also mandated a monthly salary for the instructor and three Shiskhsa Mitras of the school to be stopped.