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Teacher's 'harassment': 10-year-old attempts suicide

Posted on Nov 28, 08:40PM | UNI

In a shocking incident, a 10-year-old class four student of a private school here today, allegedly tried to commit suicide by pouring kerosene and setting himself ablaze, unable to bear harsh treatment meted out by his teacher.

Official sources here said the student, identified as Ajay Jadhav, poured kerosene over his body and lit himself using a match box.

His friends and teachers nearby immediately came to his rescue and put out the fire.

Ajay was rushed to the district hospital with nearly 50 per cent burns.

At the hospital the boy complained that a particular teacher was harassing him, beating him up everyday.

"She punishes me every day," hospital sources quoted him as saying.

Police sources said an inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

Doctors at the hospital said the boy was out of danger but had suffered painful burn injuries.