The first Bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M Sathyanarayanan passed the order on the petitions filed by Meharunnisa, mother of the student A Aris Iqubal and the teacher T Ramagowri.

Arif Iqbal, who was studying in VIIth standard at Kesari Higher Secondary School here was allegedly beaten up by Ramagowri on March 2, 2007, resulting in severe bleeding injuries on his cheeks and the back side of right ear.

Following complaint form Meharunnisa a case was registered against the teacher under the Juvenile Justice Act.

A charge sheet was also filed before a Magistrate court.

The mother alleged that because of the incident her son was detained by the school in Class VII as vindictive measure and the institution refused to furnish with the transfer certificate of the boy even after repeated requests.

She also filed a complaint before the State Human Rights Commission, which dismissed it stating that when the matter was pending before the court, the Commission cannot entertain the matters.

When a writ petition was filed in the High Court again, it remitted back the matter to the Commission, which observed that the teacher has violated the human rights of the student by inflicting bleeding injuries and awarded compensation of Rs 1,000.

Challenging it, the mother of the boy filed another writ petition in the High court to enhance the amount.

The Bench which compromised the matter for Rs 50,000 in full and final settlement of any claim of the mother arising from the incident, in its order said "the aforesaid payment would put an end to all the disputes inter se the parties".

The Bench also directed the teacher to appear before the Magistrate court before whom the criminal proceedings are pending for compounding the same and directed the mother to assist her in this regard.

The bench then posted the matter for further hearing to November 16 for compliance.

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