Schoolgirl forced to beg over poor grades

2012-03-28 09:13

New Delhi – A girl who was forced to beg by her father as a punishment for getting poor grades in school was rescued in India’s southern city of Mysore.

The 12-year-old’s father, a wealthy coffee planter, was arrested under the juvenile justice act after she was spotted begging outside a temple in her school uniform, the Times of India reported today.

The man, released on bail yesterday, said he had not physically punished her but wanted her to “realise how tough life is without proper education,” local news channels reported.

The matter came to light when passers-by asked the girl why she was begging and she pointed to her father sitting nearby in a car.

Soon, an angry crowd gathered and took him to the police station.

The girl was placed under the care of a state-run child-welfare centre.

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