Last updated: December 04, 2022, 5:24 PM IST
A primary school principal was arrested on Saturday for allegedly ordering six Scheduled Caste students to clean school toilets in Tamil Nadu’s Erode district.
Geetha Rani, the headmistress of Palakkarai Panchayat Union Primary School, was arrested from Perundurai in the district.
The matter had recently come to light when some of the students’ parents noticed blisters on their pupils’ hands and inquired about it.
One of the children, who had been hospitalized for dengue treatment, had told his mother that some students were forced to regularly clean the school toilets with bleach. The school has a toilet for the students and one for the teachers.
After that, the boy’s mother approached the police who registered a case against Geetha Rani and launched a search to track her down.
Meanwhile, the district education authorities also conducted an investigation into the matter and found it to be true. The director was suspended on November 30.
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