Untouchability took the life of a Dalit student

When a 9-year-old child touched the pot, the teacher beat him mercilessly, died due to a rupture of the ear vein

Aug 13, 2022 - 23:34
Untouchability took the life of a Dalit student
On July 20, Indra Meghwal, a student of class III, touched a pot of water. The father alleges that after this, teacher Chail Singh had beaten him so much that his condition became critical. Eventually he died during treatment in Ahmedabad on Saturday afternoon.

What did the Dalit student touch the pot of water in the school, the teacher beat him so much that he died? The child was undergoing treatment in Ahmedabad for the last 24 days. Earlier, treatment was also done in Udaipur. The incident is from Surana village of Sayla police station area of ​​Jalore district of Rajasthan.
The father alleges that on July 20, his 9-year-old son Indra Meghwal, who grew up in the third grade, touched the pot of water. After this, teacher Chhail Singh had beaten up so much that his condition became critical. The police have registered a case under the SC-ST Act.
The child's father Devaram told that my son was beaten up in the school in the name of casteism. Like normal days, on 20th July also Indra went to school. He felt thirsty at around ten thirty in the morning. He drank water from the pot kept in the school. He did not know that this matki was kept for the teacher of the school, Chhail Singh. Only Chail Singh drinks water from this.
Chail Singh called Indra and beat him fiercely. He was beaten so much that there were internal injuries to his right eye and ear. Chail Singh also used casteist words. At first, it seemed that there was a minor injury, but it was not. After the beating, Indra's health started deteriorating, so he was taken to Jalore District Hospital.
Was referred from Jalore to Udaipur on the same day. Here too his health did not improve, so after a few days, he was taken to Ahmedabad. He died during treatment here on Saturday morning at around 11 am.
Meanwhile, he died during treatment on Saturday afternoon. Initial investigation revealed that the ear vein of the child had burst due to the beating. After the death of the child on Saturday, the Sayla Police started interrogation by taking teacher Chhail Singh into custody on Saturday evening.
The child used to study in the Saraswati Vidya Mandir of Surana village itself. After this matter, an inquiry committee has been formed by the Chief Block Education Officer. The order said that a case of beating a child has come to light in Saraswati Vidya Mandir Surana. The investigation has been entrusted to Panchayat Elementary Education Officer (PEEO) Ashok Kumar Dave and Pratapram. After getting information about the incident, SP Harshvardhan Agarwal and CO Himmat Singh reached the child's house. The investigation of the case has been handed over to Jalore CO Himmat Singh Charan.
Jalore SP Harshvardhan Agarwal said that a case has been registered under the murder and SC-ST Act. The teacher has been taken into custody. The matter has not been confirmed yet. There is a big water tank in the school, where all the people drink water. Such information has come to the fore. The SC teacher teaching in the school has also told the same thing.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer