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Student alleges she was stripped

Ghaziabad District Inspector of Schools (DIOS) initiated an inquiry, on Thursday, after a Class 10 student from Modi Nagar area of Ghaziabad alleged she was made to "lower down" her clothes by a female invigilator on the pretext of frisking her during an exam, reports Peeyush Khandelwal.

india Updated: Mar 27, 2010 00:11 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal

Ghaziabad District Inspector of Schools (DIOS) initiated an inquiry, on Thursday, after a Class 10 student from Modi Nagar area of Ghaziabad alleged she was made to "lower down" her clothes by a female invigilator on the pretext of frisking her during an exam.

The alleged incident took place at an examination centre in Inter College in Modi Nagar where the girl was appearing for her English-I paper, the DIOS said.

The family members met the local councilor and sought his help. The family later went to the school and staged a protest at the principal's office, school officials said.

"Just 15 minutes after the commencement of the examination, she was asked to lower down her salwar on the pretext of checking if she was carrying any unwanted material the invigilator thought she was hiding under her clothes," Durgesh Sharma, the woman councilor from Mahendra Puri area said.

"The girl complied but no cheating material was found."

The school’s principal, Kamlesh Gaur, said the invigilator was a senior teacher in the school and had only frisked the girl. School officials said there were 36 other girls appearing for their exams in the same room.

"After the residents staged protests and manhandled our teacher, we apologised for the mistake they claimed was genuine. Their allegations are not correct," Gaur said.

"The girl was disturbed since one of her close relatives had passed away a day before."

DIOS Ravinder Singh said the incident was reported to him "and an enquiry has been initiated".

Superintendent of Police (SP) Capt M M Baig said the police haven't received a complaint yet.

Meanwhile, Sharma said she would take up the matter with senior education officials and approach the Women Commission and National Human Rights Commission.