THE Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in Negros Occidental has already prepared for filing the affidavit of the complainant against Rizal Elementary School teacher Rowelyn Bolinas who is facing a child abuse case.

CHR provincial head Romeo Baldevarona said Monday that Merly Obina, aunt of the nine-year-old victim, has already subscribed her sworn statement before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office.

He said the police or his office may file the case against Bolinas, a third grade class adviser, who ordered her pupils who beat their classmates, including Obina’s niece, on February 6 for being absent the previous week.

The victim said in an interview at the CHR office Monday that her classmates used glue stick to beat her. She was made to lay face down and they hit her buttocks.

Although she was crying loudly, she couldn’t be heard outside since the teacher turned on the radio in full volume.

Baldevarona said victim told him that the teacher had an agreement with her pupils that those who will be absent from class will get a beating as a punishment.

“That is a violation, setting an agreement with the children? Teachers are supposed to teach good manners and right conduct inside the school. By making that rule or agreement, she teaches the children to be violent persons,” the CHR official said.

Bolinas has been relieved from her post as class adviser following the incident.