Incident Reports

Corporal Punishment on a minor in a school in Kapilvastu


Province 5, Kapilbastu, Kapilbastu, Ward 11

A grade 3 student of Kanakmuni Secondary School in Kapilvastu Municipality-11 was beaten by a teacher, Chandra Prakash Upadhyaya, for coming late in the classroom. The teacher punished 9-year-old Shyam Birahi Barai by hitting his head twice on the desk that has injured his right eye and the doctor suggested that he wear glasses. Student Barai went to buy a copy for his younger brother when there was no teacher in the classroom, but when he returned the teacher was teaching in the classroom. 

Meanwhile, the boy's father Laxmi Prasad came forward in the media saying that no action has been taken against the teacher for beating him in such a manner. The ward chairman wrote a petition and said that action would be taken. The victim's family has warned to go to court and file a case if the school does not take action.

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 unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Students
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Injured 1
Youth Injured 1
National/Online Media