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9-yr-old girl attacked allegedly by classmates at TN school, suffers fractures on face

A parent of a nine-year-old girl studying at a Coimbatore school has approached the police seeking action against three of her classmates for allegedly attacking and injuring her on the face. The girl suffered fractures to her face and is undergoing treatment at a hospital in the city. 

According to the parents, his child is studying in class four at a school in Coimbatore. On September 28, during one of the scouts classes, the teacher had allegedly asked the girl to ‘mind’ the class, that is to manage the students and keep the class orderly. “The three boys were playing with a pen and my child got the pen from them and gave it to the teacher. But the boys went ahead and attacked her for that,” the girl’s father told the reporters. A day after the attack, the girl reportedly had fever and was being given syrup by her parents. The parents also reportedly approached the school authorities to complain about the behaviour of the students, on Thursday and Friday. “They told us to come back after treating the child and said that we can discuss it later,” the father of the girl said.  

However, when the fever refused to subside, they took her to Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital on Saturday for scans. The scans and X-rays showed that the girl had multiple fractures on her face and a possible entrapment of facial muscle in between the cracks. Realising the seriousness of the attack, the girl’s father approached Peelamedu police station to file a complaint against the boys and those responsible for the injuries. 

“As parents, we trust the school authorities and send children there to study. Similar attacks should not happen in future and hence I gave complaint to the police,” he told the reporters on Monday. 

Speaking to TNM, a police officer at the Peelamedu police station said that no FIR has been filed yet. “The complainant wanted us to call the boys and their parents and warn them. Hence, we have not filed any FIR yet,” he said. 

Source: The News Minute