Uma Khurana, a mathematics teacher of the government Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in central Delhi’s Daryaganj, was almost lynched by an angry mob after a sting operation alleged she had blackmailed her students into prostitution. The police, however, said they had not received any complaint against her. “There was no complaint about her running a prostitution racket and no cases are registered against her,” said a senior police officer.
Khurana does not have a spotless record. During her previous posting at the Government Senior Secondary School for Girls in Vivek Vihar Phase II, she was suspended on grounds of alleged misconduct. She was reinstated later and transferred to the school in Daryaganj.
Relations had soured between the teacher and the acting principal following allegations that Khurana used to help students cheat during exams. In turn, Khurana complained that the vice-principal was involved in embezzlement of school funds.
Khurana was suspended in December 2006 on charges of misconduct, not checking answersheets and allowing students to change their answersheets. She was issued a chargesheet in February 2007. Following an appeal to revoke her suspension, she was reinstated in April.
A resident of Yojana Vihar in East Delhi, she lives with her businessman husband and two children.