Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered the transfer of two teachers of a government school in Fazilka district, pending an inquiry, after some girl students alleged in a video clip that they had been made to strip in a classroom. He has directed Secretary, Education, Krishan Kumar to monitor the investigation into the incident and submit a report by Monday.
The incident took place on Wednesday, when a female teacher of Government Middle School (Girls), Kundal village, found sanitary pads dumped in the toilet. She allegedly took along students of Class VIII to another classroom, where some girls were forced to strip so as to find out the “erring” ones.
Parents of these students said they spoke to head teacher Kuldeep Kaur the next day, but she expressed ignorance of the matter. Kuldeep Kaur has been shifted to Government Senior Secondary School, Balluana village, while science teacher Jyoti Chugh has been transferred to Government Senior Secondary School, Khuikhera village.
A probe has been initiated on the order of Deputy Commissioner Manpreet Singh. SDM Poonam Singh, Sadar police station incharge Angrej Singh, women’s police cell incharge Sunita Rani and Dr Shelly Arora visited Kundal village on Saturday. The SDM talked to students, their parents and the school staff. The inquiry panel comprises DEOKulwant Singh; Child Development Project Officer Gita Rani; and Bindu Arora, Principal of Government Senior Secondary School (Girls), Abohar.