A principal of a Gurukul has been booked on charges of abusing and assaulting a 12th-grade student for singing a Telugu movie song ‘Ramuloo’. He has been booked for voluntarily and intentionally hurting and provoking.
According to Bhavesh Amrelia, Investigating Officer, the incident occurred on December 22, in the Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul, Tarvada Amreli, where complainant Uday Kalasiya was beaten by the principal Piyush Savaliya.
At Early stage, the student did not inform his parents or lodge a complaint. But when he could not bear the pain, he informed his parents and lodged a complaint on Saturday night.
According to the complaint, on December 22, in between two lectures around 3 p.m., the boy was singing the ‘Ramuloo’ song. At this, principal Piyish Savaliya, whose office is adjacent to his classroom, came and abused him saying he had insulted the ‘Swami’ by singing the song.
Later, he took the boy to his chamber, where he first beat him with a chappal and then with a stick, the student has alleged.
From the last 75 years, this institute has been running, and in the past never has such an incident reported, claimed Gurukul head Hiren Chorth. He said he was told the students were using foul language and hence were punished. The issue was sorted out within the premises, only after returning home, the student lodged the complaint.
If the allegations made by the student are proved, action will be taken against the Piyush Savaliya, he asserted.