Haridwar teacher allegedly stripped girls over poor marks, school refutes charge
District education officer, Brahmpal Saini has sought a report from the deputy education officer and promised punitive action against the teacher and school the management, if the charges are found true.dehradun Updated: Aug 02, 2017 20:28 IST
A teacher of a private school in Haridwar district has been accused of stripping two girls in front of the class for performing poorly in a test held for English subject, an allegation refuted by the school management.
According to police, a female teacher at JP International Public School in rural belt of Landaura forcefully stripped the two girls in a bid to shame them for their poor performance in the test.
The incident left the girls shocked. After returning home on Tuesday noon, they informed their parents, who lodged a complaint against the teacher and the school management.
Agitated by the incident, villagers gathered with the parents at the police station and staged a protest.
Both the students belong to scheduled caste and therefore, police are moving very cautiously.
Meanwhile, principal of JP Inter College Amita Rathore refuted the allegations of the girls and their parents, saying nothing such occurred in the school.
Rathore termed the charges as baseless, saying the parents were trying to frame the English teacher and school management to “malign our image”.
“Whatever we have to say we have told the investigating police officer. How can a teacher force girl students to undress and make her roam in entire class?” she asked.
A complaint has been lodged against the teacher and police are investigating the matter, superintendent of police (rural), Manikant Mishra said, adding that the case has been handed over to women helpline sub-inspector Pramila Bisht.
“Parents and local people’s delegation, who met me, have been assured of due legal action and time-bound investigation,” Mishra said.
District education officer (primary schools), Brahmpal Saini said that if such an incident had taken place, then it is quite shocking and a serious matter.
He has sought a report from the deputy education officer and promised punitive action against the teacher and school the management, if the charges are found true.