Berhampur: A Class-I girl student of a private school in Berhampur of Ganjam district was allegedly forced to strip by a lady teacher for not wearing proper school uniform.
After the incident came to fore, the father of the girl lodged a police complaint based on which Baidyanathpur Police detained the lady teacher.
According to sources, the girl was asked to remove her leggings which were not in line with the dress code of the school. Since it did not conform to the guidelines, the lady teacher reportedly asked the girl to take it off in front of the whole class.
When the girl’s father reached the school to pick her up, she narrated the whole incident following which the father of the girl intimated the matter to the school principal and subsequently lodged a complaint with police.
“My daughter told me that she would not go to school from tomorrow as other classmates are teasing her after the incident,” father of the girl said.
The accused lady teacher, however defended her action and said she had no ill-intention. “As she was not wearing proper uniform, I asked her to take it off. If it hurt her, I apologise,” the teacher said.
Speaking about the incident, the school principal said, “The teacher has already apologised and I too tender my apology and assure that such incident will not occur again.”