Uttarakhand police have registered a case against a woman school teacher under section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC after parents of two students alleged that their daughter were stripped by the teacher.
The incident was reported from Landaura, 8 km from Roorkee on Tuesday.
The teacher allegedly took the extreme step of public shaming two girls, students of class VI as punishment after they scored low marks in the English test paper.
“Parents of both girls alleged that the teacher first reprimanded their daughters and then took off their shirts in front of the entire class as they had performed poorly in an English test. When the girls reported the incident to their parents, they went to the school and protested against the teacher,”
Superintendent of police (rural) Manikant Mishra said.
“We demand strict action against the school administration for not installing CCTVs in classes and not terminating the teacher for her behaviour,”
Braham Pal Singh Saini, district education officer (basic), said, “We have taken cognisance of the incident and asked the school to remove the teacher. We are also issuing an advisory to all schools, asking them to start training courses for teachers on appropriate conduct.”