Dalit boy beaten by teacher for drinking water from pot in Rajasthan, dies

A nine-year-old Dalit boy died on Saturday after he was allegedly beaten up by a teacher for drinking water from a pot in a private school in the Jalore district of Rajasthan.

The victim, a student of a private school in Surana village in Jalore district, was beaten up on July 20 and succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, on Saturday.

The accused teacher, Chail Singh, 40, was arrested and was charged under sections of murder and the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot took to Twitter and said the incident was tragic. He stated, "The death of a student due to assault by a teacher in a private school in the Sayla police station area of Jalore is tragic. A case was registered under the section of murder and SC/ST Act against the accused and he has been arrested."