The management of a private school in Panchkula has dismissed a woman teacher for allegedly parading a girl KG student semi-naked in class.
The incident took place on Saturday at Vijay Public School, Sector 17, when Shailni, the classteacher, reportedly asked the girl to move around naked in class after the child’s clothes kept falling off.
The district administration has also marked an inquiry, even though the parents have not approached any authority with their complaint.
“The District Education Officer (Elementary) has been asked to conduct an inquiry and he will visit the school on Tuesday. Based on this report, further action will be taken, said Panchkula deputy commissioner Vivek Atray.
The girl’s father, while talking to Hindustan Times, said, “I have three daughters and all of them study in Vijay Public School. The incident happened with my youngest daughter. She started crying immediately after school on Saturday and when we persisted, she narrated the incident.”
Her father said, “Her undergarment was little loose and came off in the class. The classteacher then asked her to move around in class in the same position as punishment, even as other students laughed. Since then, my daughter has been under great mental stress.”
On Monday, the girl refused to go to school and the father took up the matter with the principal.
“The principal refused to listen to us and claimed that we should have taught our daughter to take care of her clothes. However, she had no reply as to why did the teacher need to humiliate my daughter,” the father said.
When contacted, Amit Jain, the principal of Vijay Public School, said, “We have spoken to the parents and the teacher has been dismissed. The issue has been settled.”
“This is a serious issue. I will look into the facts and take appropriate action,” said DEO Savitri Sihag.