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Gurgaon: Ryan, Sec 31, teacher asks girls to slap boys for making noise, suspended

Parents said the principal apologised for the incident and urged them to not lodge a complaint with the police

gurgaon Updated: Oct 06, 2017 21:39 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Leena Dhankhar
Hindustan times
Ryan International School,Sector 31,Slap
Ryan International School, Bhondsi, recently came under fire over the killing of a student of class 2. The case was transferred to the CBI following an uproar by parents.(Sanjeev Verma/HT FILE PHOTO)

At a time the outrage over the killing of a class 2 student on its Bhondsi campus is yet to die down, fresh trouble has hit the Ryan group of schools as a music teacher on its Sector 31 campus allegedly asked girls of Class 4 to slap some boys loud enough to be heard for making noise in class. The music teacher was later suspended on Friday after the parents reported the incident to the principal.

According to parents of the students, after they lodged a complaint with the principal, the latter extended an apology and requested them not to report the incident to the police.

A group of parents met the school principal on Friday morning and demanded action against the teacher. The parents alleged that the students are too scared to disobey the teacher.

Asked why the children were punished, some parents said that the teacher was in a bad mood, while others said that he was upset over the lack of discipline in the class.

“I was shocked to hear about the incident. My son was scared to even inform us about it. I immediately wanted to raise this issue but as the school was over for the day, I complained on Thursday and the principal asked me to meet her on Friday,” said the father of a student.

“My son told me on Wednesday that the music teacher, Harpreet, asked girls to slap some boys loud enough for her to hear from the desk. I lodged a complaint with the principal and she assured me that action against the accused teacher will follow. However, she also urged me not to lodge any formal complaint with the police,” said another parent.

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“I have sent a detailed email to the principal. My son was also slapped by a girl in the class and when I asked her why she did this, she said the teacher had asked her to do so saying she will slap her if she didn’t. Such incidents have become routine as every day, some boy is targeted,” another parent said.

However, the principal said soon after the issue came to her notice, prompt action was taken against the accused teacher.

“The parent had contacted me and as soon as we received the complaint, I took prompt action. The parents are satisfied with what has been done and there’s no need for any further action,” Parveena J Singh, principal of Ryan International, Sector 3, said.

However, the district administration is not taking any chance and have asked parents to inform them in case of any untoward incident and keep them in the loop in a bid to ensure prompt action.

Bharat Bhushan Gogia, sub-divisional magistrate, said, “I have not received any complaint from the parents so far. I have spoken to the principal and she has informed me that there was a misunderstanding and it has been sorted out. If parents have any issue, they should immediately send an email or message me.”

First Published: Oct 06, 2017 21:38 IST