Incident Reports

School principal arrested for beating student


Province 1, Panchthar, Yangwarak

Police have arrested a school principal on the charge of thrashing a student in Panchthar district. The arrested is principal of Thurpu-based Shining Star Lower Secondary School, Ishwori Prasad Sapkota. Sapkota had thrashed Rachit Bista, 8, of Taplegunj district, a student of class 2, at tuition class on Tuesday for poor handwriting. Bista is a hostel student. The boy has blue marks in different parts of the body. Dil Maya Bista, the mother of the boy, is now at Phidim for legal action against the Principal as well as treatment of the child. Police have arrested the Principal after Dil Maya filed a petition against Sapkota at District Police Office, Panchthar.


Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Violence in school/university (violence by teachers, hazing, etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Education sector/teachers (private and public)
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Students
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Injured 1
Youth Injured 1
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