Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-08-03 15:56 Bengaluru: Nelamangala police booked a 40-year-old private tuition teacher for thrashing a seven-year-old with leather belt for not doing her home work on Tuesday night. The accused teacher, identified as Latha, has been booked under sections of IPC and JJ Act. A resident of Subhash Nagar in Nelmangala Town, Latha used to conduct private tuition classes for all subjects. According to police, the victim, Bhawana - a 2nd grade student of St. Joseph School and daughter of Shiva Kumar, a businessman - used to take private tuition from Latha since last one year. Police added that Latha, who has been teaching since over 15 years had earned respect and acclaim in the area. On Tuesday night, Bhawana had gone to tuitions class without completing homework. Enraged over it, Latha grabbed a leather belt and beat Bawana mercilessly. The incident came to light when the child ran to her house and narrated the incident to her parents. The parents had a shock of their life when they noticed bruises on all over the body of Bhavana. “The teacher was known for beating the children who used to come for private tuitions. This was not for the first time a complaint was raised. During investigation, the police learnt that earlier too, Latha had beaten many students who were weak in studies but the parents used to blame their own children thinking that the teacher was doing right so that their wards will study meticulously,” said an investigating official. Police also mentioned that a few parents had raised the issue when they noticed injury marks on their wards however no one came forward to lodge a complaint. “This is the first complaint we have received against the private tuition teacher following which she has been booked under various sections of IPC including a Justice Juvenile Act 82," said a police officer adding that they are on the lookout for Latha who is missing.