"Her students always scored good marks," said a teacher at Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in east Delhi’s Jhilmil, referring to Uma Khurana, at the centre of an alleged flesh trade racket after a TV sting operation purportedly showed her striking a prostitution deal for a schoolgirl.
Khurana, a mathematics teacher at the school’s Bulbulikhana branch, was arrested on Thursday after the TV sting was aired. She was transferred from the Jhilmil branch in June.
A day after her arrest, teachers and students at Khurana’s former school had only praises for her, who they described as "good" and "efficient".
A teacher who has worked with Khurana told the Hindustan Times, "A Class X student told me today she used to visit Khurana’s house for tuitions. She said once she was wearing a skirt and Khurana, in fact, told her to dress properly.”
Khurana’s neighbours are pretty upset. "I don’t know anything about her. All I know is she is accused of a grave crime and am pretty upset," said DP Jain, of Yojna Vihar’s Block-B.
Her landlord is a hassled man too. "Since the time the story went on air, people have flooded my house. But they did not indulge in violence," he said.
Khurana along with her husband and two children, including a 14-year-old daughter, have left her in-laws’ house in Yojna Vihar’s Block-A.