Serious allegations against primary school teacher
Police arrested after complaint
misbehavior with six year old girl
Aizawl. A school teacher in Mizoram’s Lunglei district has been arrested for sending a six-year-old girl home after she took off her school uniform. The police gave this information on Saturday. The accused teacher Lalbiakengi was arrested on Saturday following a complaint from the Child Protection Unit, police said. The School Education Department has issued a show cause notice to a teacher working in a government school in Thangpui village of Lunglei district of South Mizoram. The state’s apex student body Mizo Jirlai Pawl (MZP) demanded the sacking of the accused. The incident took place on August 25 at a government primary school located in Thangpui village.
The girl’s mother, Nancy Lalnunsangi, told that her daughter, who was studying in the first grade, was assaulted by a boy in the school on 22 August. Nancy told PTI-language, ‘My daughter was thrashed fiercely by her classmate, after which she vomited blood and had pain in her stomach. My daughter was so excited about the school uniform that she went back to school yesterday and was beaten up by the same boy again. Angry at the daughter’s beating again, Nancy went to school and they scolded the boy. Nancy said that after this the school teacher called her and reprimanded her for going to school in violation of school rules and scolded the child.
Show cause notice issued to accused teacher: School Education Minister
He said that the teacher also complained to him in a WhatsApp group. Nancy said, ‘I was so angry and disappointed that I went back to school on August 25. The teacher intervened and told me that if I take my child home, I will have to leave his uniform there as there is another student who needs it. After this the teacher took off my daughter’s uniform in front of classmates and sent her home in underwear. Meanwhile, Mizoram’s School Education Minister Lalchhandama said a show-cause notice has been issued to the teacher a day after the incident. He said that the teacher would appear before the District Education Officer on Monday.
Tags: Mizoram, Police
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 28, 2022, 23:31 IST