Uttarakhand teacher strips girl students over poor scores in English, booked

A public school teacher here has been booked for stripping two girl students in the classroom for faring poorly in the English test, a senior police official said on Thursday.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Aug 03, 2017, 22:13 PM IST
Uttarakhand teacher strips girl students over poor scores in English, booked
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aridwar: A public school teacher in Uttarakhand's Haridwar was booked after she allegedly stripping two girl students in the classroom for faring poorly in the English test, a senior police official said on Thursday.

The incident took place at the JP International School in Landaura on August 1, said Superintendent of Police (Rural) Manikant Mishra.

According to the complaint lodged by the parents of the girls, both students of class 6, the female teacher first scolded them for fetching low marks in the English paper and then made them take off their shirts in front of the class, he added.

The matter came to light when the girls narrated their ordeal to their respective parents, who created a ruckus on the school campus for two consecutive days, demanding stringent action against the teacher.

As per ANI, a class 6 student claimed that the teacher first physically assaulted her and then forcefully undressed her for scoring one-and-a-half marks in English. I was asked to remove my clothes, when I refused teacher slapped me and forcefully started removing my clothes", the victims said.

The teacher was dismissed from service by the school subsequently and an FIR was lodged against her, the SP said. She was booked under section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC, he added. 

Confirming the report, the school principal said, "A teacher was trying to unbutton girl's shirt. I called her and criticized her for her action and suspended her with immediate effect."