Three staff members of a private school Mumbai including a teacher and a director have been arrested for forcibly chopping off the hair of 25 students in order to punish them for not abiding by the prescribed dress code.
The incident took place at suburban Vikhroli yesterday.
The parents of some students lodged a complaint and accused has been arrested late last night.
These 25 boys (from Class V-VIII) were punished for not keeping a short haircut as per the school orders, they said.
The school had allegedly asked the children to crop their hair short. But some of them failed to do.
So school Director Ganesh Bata (40), physical training teacher Milind Zanke (33) and office assistant Tushar Gore (32) decided to teach them a lesson, police said.
During hair cut session two boys were injured by the scissors to hand out the punishment they said.
“We registered an offence against the three accused under sections 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 335 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt on provocation) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code, and section of 75 (cruelty to child meted out by the custodian) of the Juvenile Justice Act and arrests were made subsequently,” said Sridhar Hanchate, Senior Police Inspector of Vikroli Police Station .