In the Idukki district ( Kerala state), a school principal caned herself before the students to know who stole the prize money set aside for the winners in a sports meet. Her new model to handle students paid off as one boy came forward to admit that he had stolen the money. The teenager promised not to indulge in such acts in the future. It happened after the principal initial request to identify the culprit did not bear fruit.
“I know the students are basically innocent. They come from poor backgrounds. The circumstances might have tempted them to do that but I am sure they would never repeat again” the principal said.