Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015

India school head arrested for caning blind students

Published on Jul 21, 2014 11:59 PM

HYDERABAD, India (AFP) - Indian police arrested a school principal on Monday after a video showing him allegedly thrashing three blind children with a cane was posted on the Internet.

Police said the principal, who is also visually impaired, and a teacher were arrested in the southern city of Kakinada amid public outrage over the incident.

The video showed three children at a boarding school in the state of Andhra Pradesh cowering, wailing and begging their attacker to stop hitting them.

Police said the incident took place Friday at the Greenfield Residential School for the blind in Kakinada.

Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!