Mumbai: The Shiv Sena protested at the premises of the Dr Antonio De Silva School where three six-year-old students were chained, paraded and made to clean toilets as punishment. Shiv Sena leaders met the trustees of the school saying the teacher should be suspended pending inquiry.
The parents say their kids were locked up in a store room and the principal sided with the teacher. "My son was very scared when he came home, wouldn't tell us what happened. Finally when he told us, we approached the school authorities but when they did not reply satisfactorily, we registered a police complaint," one of the punished students' mother said.
The police registered a case under the Juvenile Justice Act. The police are expected to question the school authorities and the teacher soon.
"We have received a complaint of extreme humiliation and have registered a complaint under Juvenile Justice Act," DCP Dhananjay Kulkarni said.
While an investigation may lead to the punishment of the guilty school teacher, the memories of this incident will be a lifelong punishment for the students and their parents.