Mirzapur (UP): In a shocking incident, a principal of a school in Uttar Pradesh’s Mirzapur dangled a class 2 student upside down from the first floor of the school building, punishing him for eating gol gappa as other children watched in shock, an official said on Friday.

Following the incident, which occurred on Thursday, an FIR was lodged against Principal Manoj Vishwakarma of the Sadbhavna Shikshan Sansthan Junior High School under Ahraura police station and he was taken into custody, the police said.

A video of the shocking incident has gone viral on social media.

Police said the school headmaster inflicted the shocking punishment on the five-year-old child for having ‘gol gappas’ at a stall outside the school without informing the teacher.

After the child came back to the school, the headmaster caught hold of him by his ankles and dangled him upside down from the first floor of the school building, police said.

Scared by the shocking treatment, the child began crying and told his parents about the incident after reaching home, the police said.

The child’s father, Ranjit Yadav, subsequently lodged a complaint with the police following which an FIR was lodged on Thursday night, Mirzapur District Magistrate Praveen Kumar Lakshkar.

On coming to know about this, the district basic shiksha adhikari, too, investigated the matter and on the basis of his report, an FIR was registered against the school headmaster, the DM said.

The FIR was registered against Vishwakarma under relevant sections of the Juvenile Justice Act and Indian Penal Code, even as the teacher tendered an apology to the child’s father, regretting his act.

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