Hyderabad, Nov 16 (PTI) A five-year-old boy was allegedly hit by his teacher with a stick at a private school in Tarnaka area here today, police said.

The boy, a UKG student, was taken to a hospital for treatment, they said.

In a complaint, the boy’s father said the teacher hit his son with a stick on his back, Osmania University Police Station Inspector V Ashok Reddy said.

Following the complaint, police registered a case under relevant sections of the IPC and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act and were questioning the teacher, he said.

The boy was later taken to a hospital, Reddy said.

The boy had allegedly beaten up some of his classmates and to control him, the teacher apparently hit him, the police official said, citing preliminary investigation.

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