14/08/2014 12:58 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Boy 'Caned To Death Because He Couldn't Solve Maths Problem'

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An eight-year-old boy was allegedly caned to death by his teacher for failing to solve a maths problem.

Sujit Munda died on Sunday, a week after complaining of severe pain following a caning by his tutor.

The schoolboy's father has filed a police complaint against the 45-year-old teacher, who has now been suspended from the village school of Balsokra, in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, India.

A post mortem has taken place to determine whether the boy died as a result of the corporal punishment.

A police investigation found the teacher had caned Sujit after he failed to solve the arithmetic problem, according to Al Jazeera.