Keonjhar, Jan 21: In another incident of corporal punishment, students at a government school in the district were allegedly beaten up by their teacher.
The incident took place at Pitatangar Upper Primary School under Harichandanpur block on Monday.
A teacher of the school, identified as Ratinarayan Rout, made the students kneel down and thrashed them with a cane for failing to answer his questions in class.
The victims were class VI and VII students.
Some passerby had clicked the scene when the teacher was meting out corporal punishment to the students following which the incident came to light.
Disciplinary action will be taken against the teacher following an investigation, said Harichandanpur Block Education Officer (BEO).