A woman physical education teacher thrashed two Class X students breaking the arm of one of them and bruising the finger of the other at a Zilla Parishad government high school at Siddarampuram on Saturday.
The news came to light only on Monday when angry parents staged a protest in front of school demanding the teacher’s suspension. Sources said that Ms K. Anitha, a newly-appointed physical education teacher, had asked her students to take part in a drill on Saturday.
However, the two students, A. Harish and Y. Suresh of S. Kondapuram, requested her to excuse them saying that they were ill. This provoked the teacher who thrashed them mercilessly. When the terrified students reached home, the parents found that Harish had a fracture in his arm and Suresh was nursing a wound on his finger.
Though the parents went to school to question the teacher on Saturday evening, she had left by then. The parents then took the boys to the local doctor for treatment.