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Pakistani teacher blackens faces of girl students

A woman teacher allegedly blackened the faces of five girls in a school in Pakistan's Punjab province for not buying textbooks from the shop of her husband.

world Updated: Apr 26, 2012 13:14 IST
PTI

A woman teacher allegedly blackened the faces of five girls in a school in Pakistan's Punjab province for not buying textbooks from the shop of her husband.

The incident occurred on Wednesday in Toba Tek Singh town, 100km from Lahore.

In a written complaint to the district education officer, the families of the girls said Shahida Parveen, a teacher of Sethanwala Government Girls Community Model School, had blackened the faces of Class IV students Laibah, Alia, Natasha, Rimsha and Alesha.

The complaint said the teacher had acted against the girls for not purchasing textbooks from the shop of her husband. It further alleged that the teacher had tortured the girls.

Earlier, the teacher forced each student to pay her Rs 200, the complaint said.

The education department has ordered a probe and appointed deputy district education officer Bushra Ishaq to conduct the inquiry. "We will take strict action if the teacher is found guilty," Ishaq said.

First Published: Apr 26, 2012 12:55 IST