Principal in UP school tortures kids with ‘murga punishment’, forces them to walk in that position; video goes viral

Rampur: A controversial video of a principal of National Public Inter College at Chamrauwa town of Rampur district in Uttar Pradesh has surfaced. In the video, the principal is seen mercilessly hitting the children with a stick. The children were given ‘murga punishment’ and forced to walk in that posture. The video has gone viral. Murga punishment is a stress position used as a common corporal punishment in schools where the punished child is forced to hold the ears by bringing the arms from behind the legs.

Principal denies charge

The principal has faced allegations of torturing the children in the past but the charges have gained ground after the video surfaced. However, principal Rajesh Saxena described the allegations as baseless.

SDM forms team to probe

SDM and caretaker district probation officer RK Gupta said that the matter of torture of children at the National Public Inter College Chamarva by the help of school staff has come to light. He said a team has been formed to look into the charges. The culprits in this case would not be spared, he said.