Berhampur (Odisha), Dec 20:  A teacher of Nodal Primary School at Patrapur in Odisha’s Ganjam district was today arrested for allegedly beating two Class VII students and trying to attack the headmaster when asked about the incident, police said. Sikshya Sahayak Chintamani Moharana was arrested on the basis of an FIR filed by the headmaster of the school, Subash Chandra Bisoi. Also Read - ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India to Set up Mega Steel Plant in Odisha at Rs 50,000 Crore

Meanwhile, District Education Officer (DEO) Sanatan Panda issued a show cause notice to Moharana for disengagement from the service, terming the incident as unfortunate. The accused, allegedly beat two students while teaching mathematics as he was unhappy over the behaviour of the duo in the classroom, police said, adding the two students had reported against the teacher to the headmaster. Also Read - Coronavirus Travel Guidelines: This State Mandates Week-Long Home Isolation For People Coming From Maharashtra, Kerala, MP, Punjab and Chhattisgarh | Key Points

“When I asked about the incident, the teacher tried to stab me with a knife and abused a woman teacher of the school,” said the headmaster. The teacher had earlier been warned for similar behaviour towards the students and other teachers of the school about six months ago. He was appointed in the school as a Sikshya Sahayak in 2013. Also Read - Over 25 Students of a Technical University in Odisha Test COVID Positive, Quarantined