A 49-year old schoolteacher of the Dutugemunu Maha Vidyalaya in Hungama was arrested for mercilessly punishing a 10-year-old child studying in grade 5.
Police said the the schoolgirl’s mother lodged a complaint with the Hungama police over the assault.
During the investigation, it was revealed that the girl was injured on the back of her head.
She is currently receiving treatment at the Tangalle Base Hospital and a medical report is scheduled to be presented to the forensic medical officer of the hospital.
The schoolteacher was arrested and remanded until November 14 by the Angunukolapelessa Magistrate.
Hungama Police are conducting further investigations.