Headmistress beat children for asking for textbooks

Last Updated: Friday, April 8, 2011 - 16:02

Jaipur: Six minor girl students were
allegedly beaten up by their headmistress when they demanded "adequate" number of text books for preparing for the exams in Kasturba Gandhi residential school in Dausa district.
The girls had demanded adequate number of text books for the preparation of an exam of stitching course but instead
the head mistress Sangeeta Meena allegedly slapped them
several times.

When the matter was brought to the attention of
authorities by locals last week, the district administration
put the head mistress and warden Ranjana Jain under APO (awaiting posting orders) status, an official said.
"The girls of class 6 to 8, who are enrolled in a correspondence course of stitching, were demanding text books
for the preparations of examinations scheduled to begin after
a few days," Kamlesh Sharma, district education officer-
elementary, Dausa, said.

"The books were to be delivered by postal department
to the school but it was delayed and the head mistress arranged six books from others schools.
Out of the six books, she distributed five books among
30 girls in the school and allegedly gave one book to the
daughter of the chairman of the management committee at her
house.

Girls studying in the residential school objected to
the decision and demanded the book back from the head mistress
following which the head mistress slapped them on April 2," he
added.

PTI



First Published: Friday, April 8, 2011 - 16:02

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