A computer teacher from the Uttar Pradesh government school is arrested after sexually assaulting 15 underage girl students from the school. The suspect identified as Mohammad Ali is arrested by the police. The incidence came to light when the girls’ attendance at the school in Shahjahanpur’s Dadraul block dropped below 35 percent, sources said.
It is revealed that the accused computer teacher Mohammad Ali sexually assaulted underage girls at school. A number of used condoms were found in the school toilet. After the case came to light on May 13, angry villagers caused an uproar. The protesting parents said the assault would have continued had their girls not opened up.
After learning about the heinous crime, police action was initiated on the complaint of the gram pradhan. The suspect has been arrested and Principal Anil Kumar and assistant teacher Sajia have been booked in connection with this.
Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) Kumar Gaurav said about the incident, “Out of 112 students, including 50 girls, only 35 percent of the students showed up on Monday. This is clearly because both parents and students, especially girls, are afraid to come to school after what happened to those 13 girls.
“The department will provide guidance to students and parents because unless we can restore trust between them, student attendance will not improve. We will also have to sensitize our teachers. At the same time, we are trying to address the issue and strong action will be taken against the guilty.”
In the same vein, gram pradhan Rampal said, “The incident has damaged the trust of the parents. We all consider educational institutions to be a safe place for students, but unfortunately some teachers have disgraced the school and that is why parents are reluctant to send their students. One parent said, “Some of the girls who experienced this horrific incident are reluctant to come to school any time soon. The teacher’s misbehavior has scarred them. It will take some time to overcome them.”
Meanwhile, the director general of school education, Uttar Pradesh, Vijay Kiran Anand said, “To control such incidents, all 746 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) in Uttar Pradesh will soon have an all-female staff. Contracts of all existing male staff working in these schools in all 75 districts of the state will not be renewed. He said this step was taken for the safety of girls students studying in these residential schools that offer residential education from grades 6 to 8.”
State Minister Baldev Singh Aulakh has also assured that strict action will be taken against the accused in the case. “Actions will be taken against all those involved according to the law. If teachers are involved in such matters, they will be thrown out of school.”
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