Published April 17, 2009
A girl in India reportedly died after standing in the hot sun Wednesday as punishment for not doing her homework, AFP reported.
Eleven-year-old Shanno Khan's teacher made her stand in the baking New Delhi sun, after which she got a bloody nose and fainted. Khan slipped into a coma after being taken to the hospital and died on Friday, AFP reported.
The teacher and school principal have been suspended, and criminal charges are pending after the autopsy results are released, according to local media reports.
While corporal punishment is illegal in India, it is not unusual for teachers to physically abuse students, AFP reported.