Khammam, January 28

A trivial fight between students over a duster claimed a student’s life. The incident took place in Zilla Parishad High School in Chandrugonda mandal of Bhadradri-Kothagudem district.

Two 10th class students fought over a duster. One of duo, Bhanuprakash was beaten up severely. He collapsed and died on the spot.


It is natural for children to fight, giving blows to each other. But the teachers have to intervene and compromise them. Otherwise the students may even lose their lives.

Claiming School Headmaster responsible for the incident, the villagers organized rasta roko. They demanded headmaster’s suspension, who failed to inculcate good conduct among the students.

The fight over a duster reflects the discipline in government schools. The villagers questioned what teachers and headmaster were doing when the children are fighting for a duster. They suspected this may not be the first time and the students might have differences for a long time.