Hyderabad: A 27-year-old hostel warden has caned a 10-year-old Class III student, suspecting the boy of stealing his mobile phone. The boy has been hospitalised with serious injuries on his hands and legs. The incident happened at Nandanavanam in Meerpet police limits in Saroornagar mandal, near here, on Sunday.
According to the police, the parents lodged a complaint with the Meerpet police stating that the hostel warden had beaten their son on theft charge. They saw the wounds on their son’s body when they visited the hostel to meet him. The boy, Pullela Mahesh,is studying Class III at Living Hope School and is staying in a hostel at Nandanavanam in Meerpet. His parents reside at Kompally. His father, Srinivas, works as a watchman. Mahesh was admitted to Class III last month.
Meerpet inspector T Ravinder said the boy was hospitalised with serious injuries on his hands and legs after a warden had caned him on suspicion of theft of his mobile phone. “On Sunday, hostel warden D Daniel kept his new Nokia mobile phone on the table in his hostel office and went round the hostel as part of his regular inspection of the premises. On returning to his room, he found his mobile phone missing,’’ the inspector said.
A 27-year-old hostel warden caned a 10-year-old Class III student, suspecting the boy of stealing his mobile phone.
Suspecting the hand of Mahesh in the theft, Daniel dragged him into a room and caned him disregarding the crying boy’s pleas that he had not stolen it. “When Srinivas went to the hostel to meet his son, he noticed the wounds on his son’s body. When he tried to talk to the warden, the latter refused to talk,’’ the inspector said.
Basing on the complaint lodged by Srinivas, Police registered a case against warden under Sections 342 (Wrongful confinement) and 324 (causing hurt with dangerous weapons) of IPC.