A schoolgirl died on Thursday night twelve days after she had been beaten allegedly by her private tutor in Boalkhali upazila of Chittagong.
Bristi Das, 12, of Paschim Kodurkhil Koibortipara of Boalkhali Municipality, was a class V student of Paschim Kodurkhil Koibortolpara Government Primary School.
Bristi's father Asutosh Das filed a murder case with Boalkhali Police Station accusing Babla Dutta, 40, also a teacher of the school.
Bristi went to Babla's house at Uttar Buschi in Boalkhali around 9:00am on July 19 for taking lessons, according to the case statement.
During the class, the teacher beat her indiscriminately as she could not answer some questions, the statement said.
With bruises on different parts of her body, she had been suffering from fever since the incident, it added.
As her condition deteriorated Thursday evening, she was being taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital, but on the way she died, the statement said.
Early yesterday, police sent the body to Chittagong Medical College morgue for an autopsy.
Morgue sources said the body was with bruises on the head, left hand and left thigh as she was hit with a cane.
Officer-in-Charge Shamsul Islam said they were conducting drives to arrest the accused teacher who was on the run.