Two Indian teachers in Trongsa teamed-up to batter a 19 year old student of Sherubling Higher Secondary School (HSS) whose offence was entering a classroom to study.
In a follow-up move that was very Bollywood-like (Indian film), the school authorities attempted to buy-out the silence of the victim’s mother with a Nu 20,000 offer.
Lemo, the mother of Sangay Tenzin the victim refused.
The case was reported to the police on the evening of 8 December but no actions were taken against the two teachers. It is now almost a week that the incident was reported to police.
The officer in-charge of the Trongsa police station said it is too early for him to comment on why the two teachers were not detained and why the student was also not arrested. But he said by 18 December, the answers to the questions will be clear as the case will be forwarded to the court.
The 19 year old Sherubling HSS student Sangay Tenzin said he is not happy with the investigation.
“The only fault I had was entering the classroom just to study, for which I apologized several times to the teacher who saw me. Despite that I was beaten the next day. One of them caught me by my hands and the other battered me,” said Sangay Tenzin.
The teachers involved were however asked to submit a written statement to the police which the two teachers had done accordingly. The two teachers had also confessed that they battered the student.
On grounds of anonymity one of the police officers said the teachers should have been detained in this case as the teachers had confessed to the crime.