Russian investigators will look into the beating of a St. Petersburg teacher by the stepfather of one of her pupils, the Investigative Committee said Friday.
The incident, which took place in Russia's second city on October 26, has caused a stir in society.
A number of media outlets made public a video from a school video camera, available on YouTube, showing Andrei Petrov, a security guard and a former police officer, punching and kicking the 24-year-old woman.
The beating was apparently punishment for the teacher's inability to prevent Petrov's stepdaughter, 7-year-old Milena, from hurting her lip while at school, reportedly after falling when a schoolboy pushed her a few days earlier.
The young teacher suffered bruises and concussion of the brain and is now in a hospital. She is afraid to return to the school and has reportedly handed her resignation.
MOSCOW, October 29 (RIA Novosti)