Punjab CM orders inquiry against teachers for stripping girl students

Chadigarh: On Saturday, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh directed to transfer teachers of the school, who were accused of allegedly stripping girl students.

In Punjab’s Fazilka district, students at a government girls’ school were allegedly stripped by teachers to check which one of them was wearing a sanitary pad, after one was found discarded in the school toilet. The incident happened on October 31.

According to media reports, teachers were trying to find out which of the girls were wearing a sanitary pad. A video clip showed some girls crying and complaining that their teachers had stripped them on the school premises in Kundal village three days back.

Taking strict action against the teachers — after he was informed that instead of educating the girls about proper disposal of pads, the teachers decided to strip them — the CM has ordered the state Education Department Secretary, Krishan Kumar to initiate an inquiry into the incident. He also directed Kumar to complete the investigation by Monday and take necessary action.

“Further disciplinary action, as per conduct rules, will be taken once the formal report is received,” an official spokesperson of the Punjab government said. The chief minister had asked Kumar to personally update him with the final inquiry report, he added.

As per Indian Express, the two teachers of were issued transfer orders after six Class VI students alleged that they were forced to strip in front of their senior girl students.