Students of a girls’ school in Arunachal Pradesh were allegedly forced to undress by three teachers as a punishment for writing vulgar words against the head teacher. On November 23, two assistant teachers and a junior teacher reportedly forced Eighty-eight students of Class 6 and 7 of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya in Tani Happa (New Sagalee) village to undress in front of other students. They were allegedly punished because one of the students had written “something vulgar” about the head teacher and a girl.
The matter, however, came to light on November 27 after the victims approached the All Sagalee Students Union (ASSU), who then filed an FIR with the local police.
“The officer-in-charge of the [women’s] police station said the victims and their parents along with the teachers will be interrogated before registering a case,” Tumme Amo said. Papum Pare Superintendent of Police Tumme Amo today confirmed the filing of the FIR by ASSU. He said the case has been forwarded to the women police station in Itanagar.
“The officer-in-charge of the (women) police station said the victims and their parents along with the teachers will be interrogated before registering a case,” Tumme Amo said.