Teacher beaten up by a parentApr 12 2012
A non-national school teacher of Pelkhil High School in Thimphu was beaten-up by a parent of a student. Medical reports say the teacher has suffered injuries around the eyes and has broken a tooth. The parent is an expatriate UNICEF official working in the capital.
The incident took place during school hour when the teacher was on duty. According to sources, the teacher had smacked the student twice on the back during a class session, after he was displeased over a comment made by the student. The student then walked out of the class and went home to inform his parent about the incident.
Later, the father of the student, walked in and pulled the teacher out of the classroom, and beat him up.
The school principal said, apart from the physical injuries, the teacher was mentally traumatized after the incident. He said the incident was a discouragement to all the teachers.
He added the parent should have informed the school authorities before taking the matter into his hand. The father of the student refused to comment.
Police are investigating the case.