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Girl dies 13 days into 'beating' by teacher

Girl dies 13 days into 'beating' by teacher

Bristi Das
Bristi Das

A primary school student died thirteen days after she was allegedly beaten by her private tutor in Boalkhali upazila of Chittagong on Thursday night.

Bristi Das, 12, daughter of Asutosh Das, was a class five student of Paschim Kodurkhil Koibortopara Government Primary School.

Father of the deceased girl filed a murder case against the school teacher Babla Dutta, 40, for killing his daughter. But the accused teacher has been on the run after the death of the girl.

The accused private tutor Dutta of Uttar Burshi village in Koroldenga area of Boalkhali was an assistant teacher of the same school.

Bristi went to her private tutor Dutta’s house at around 9:00am on July 19. During her taking lessons she was beaten by the teacher indiscriminately as she could not answer some questions, Mostak Chowdhury, sub-inspector of Boalkhali Police Station, told our Chittagong correspondent quoting family members of Bristi and case statement.

"After the incident, Bristi came back home with bruises in her body.  In that evening she suffered from fever," said the girl’s father Asutosh Das.  She was suffering from fever since then, he said.

As her condition deteriorated on Thursday evening her parents rushed her to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) at around 6:30pm. However, the girl died on the way.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Boalkhali Police Station Shahmsul Islam said they are conducting drives to arrest the teacher.

On information, police recovered the body from her house at Paschim Kodurkhil Koibortipara village under ward No 1 of Boalkhali Municipality around 1:00 am Friday early hours and sent the body to CMCH morgue for an autopsy.

Morgue sources said the body had bruises on the head, left hand and left thigh and those seemed to be inflicted by canes.

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