This eight-year-old boy was allegedly beaten to death by his teacher for failing to solve a maths problem. Sujit Munda reportedly died on Sunday, a week after complaining of severe pain following a caning by his tutor. The schoolboy’s father has filed a police complaint against the teacher, Mohammad Arshad Hussain.
The 45-year-old has reportedly been suspended from the village school of Balsokra, in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. A post mortem has taken place to determine whether the boy died as a result of the corporal punishment. A police investigation found the teacher had caned Sujit after he failed to solve the arithmetic problem, according to Al Jazeera.