‘Victim’s statement to be recorded before magistrate today’
Udaipur : A police case has been registered against a private school teacher in Nathdwara town of Rajsamand district who forced a girl student of class 7, to strip because she failed to complete her homework. The incident took place in a private school situated in Fauj Mohalla in the temple town on Saturday. A teacher named Kiran allegedly forced one of the student to take off her ‘salwar’ because the girl had not timely completed her homework. The victim’s brother who studied in the same school came to know of the incident and reported it to his father. When the guardians went to the school to enquire, the school authorities allegedly misbehaved with them and defended the teacher claiming that there had been no such incident at all. On the complaint by the girl’s father, a police case has been registered under section 354 of the IPC.
The family has even provided some video footages to the police related to the incident. The investigation continued on Sunday. “ We visited the crime spot and have recorded statements of some people. Prima Facie, it appears the student was forced to be stripped. On Monday the victim’s statement would be recorded before a magistrate under section 164 of the CrPC and the accused would be arrested” GopalNath, the investigating officer told Udaipur Kiran.
eanwhile, the education department is also initiating an action against the erring school for serving corporal punishments to students that is prohibited by law. “ A committee will be constituted to hold the enquiry and if the complaint is found to be true, proper action would be taken” said Yugal Bihari Dadeech, the district education officer. The school is quite an old institution of much repute. It was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Pt Jawaharlal Nehru. There are 400 students reading in the school which imparts free education to them. The complete expenses are borne by the Jain community. Meanwhile, the school management claimed the accused teacher was on leave for past five days and had joined back only on Saturday. She would have been annoyed to see that the student had not completed the homework despite getting so much time. However, they claimed it is not believable that the teacher forced her to strip.