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Posted at: Nov 7, 2018, 1:24 AM; last updated: Nov 7, 2018, 1:24 AM (IST)

Two teachers suspended for making students strip

Duo to be chargesheeted for Abohar school incident
Two teachers suspended for making students strip
Government Girls Elementary School, Kundal village, in Abohar.

Our Correspondent

Abohar, November 6

Kuldeep Kaur, who was serving as head teacher at Government Girls Elementary (Middle) School, Kundal village, and science mistress Jyoti Chugh have been suspended for allegedly making students strip to check who was wearing a sanitary pad after a used one was found in the school toilet last week.

Kuldeep Kaur had been given an extension in service by the Education Department after she reached the retirement age of 58 years. Jyoti was serving under the 5178 Master Cadre Teacher Scheme. The teachers had been temporarily shifted to government schools in Balluana and Khuikhera, respectively, pending an inquiry.

The suspension order was issued on Monday night after Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh received the inquiry report, which found “gross negligence, indifference and insensitivity” on the part of the teachers. A chargesheet will be issued under Rule 8 of the Conduct Rules.

The incident came to light after a video clip showing the students alleging that they had been made to strip by the teachers had gone viral on Friday. On Saturday, the CM had ordered a probe into the allegations made by some students and their parents. Secretary, Education, Krishan Kumar had been told to monitor the inquiry and get it completed by Monday.

The inquiry report said Class VII students were checked twice on the directions of the head teacher and the teacher, at first with their clothes on. Later, the two teachers asked students of Class VIII to undress their juniors.

The statements of Kuldeep and Jyoti were recorded at the SDM’s office on Monday.

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