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THANE, INDIA, Sept. 8, 2001: A 17-year-old student, Avishkar Dangat, of Thane's Dnyansadhana College was hospitalized with a cerebral concussion after being brutally beaten by his physics teacher. An incensed Professor P Albange held the Standard XII student by his hair, kicked him in the groin and legs and banged his head against a wall during a five-minute ordeal. Avishkar's father, Dr Dhananjay Dangat, a general practitioner, said his son would be kept in hospital for 24-hour observation. Principal R Vishe rushed Dangat to Mahavarkar Nursing Home at Hari Niwas, Thane. Avishkar recalled the moments of terror. "Some students were teasing Albange Sir when he was writing on the board. When he turned around, my misfortune was that I was sitting right in front of him." The professor then vented his ire on the boy. Even as Avishkar pleaded to be spared further agony, Albange allegedly continued to slap him. The Dangats have reported the matter to the Wagle Estate Police Station and Sub-Inspector Vijay Sonawane is conducting the investigation. The teacher has been suspended and the matter reported to the college trustees. For public comments, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.