A female teacher, Miss Rita Odilinye, was beaten to death in Anambra State for beating an errant pupil, identified as Chinaza Okafor, a report claimed.
It said the incident happened at Ogidi in Idemili North local government area of the state.
According to Vanguard, Miss Odilinye was a teacher at Starlight Secondary School, Ogidi, and on the fateful day she smacked Chinaza with cane for failing to sweep the class, when it was her turn.
Midway while she was being beaten, the report said Chinaza fled the school and returned with her mother, and one person, who were furious and armed with sticks.
They reportedly went in search of Miss Odilinye in the school premises and when they eventually met at the entrance gate, it was said they laid into her during which she slumped and died.
The paper said Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in charge of the area, Mr. Mark Ijarafu confirmed the incident.
“We have arrested the mother, the daughter and one other person. The corpse of the teacher has been deposited at Iyi-Enu Hospital mortuary, while investigation is ongoing,” it quoted the DPO as saying.