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Electric shocks for Indian pupils
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A secondary school teacher in India has been arrested for disciplining unruly pupils with electric shocks.

The physics teacher is alleged to have given mild shocks to 22 of his teenage students at a school in the western state of Maharashtra.

He used an exposed wire connected to batteries from the science laboratory to administer the shocks.

He was arrested after students and parents complained to the police, a local officer told NDTV news.

None of the students were injured and the school's headmaster said they were all continuing to attend classes.

The teacher, who was arrested on criminal intimidation charges, has been released on bail but faces up to two years in prison if convicted.

Corporal punishment is illegal in Indian schools.

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