Teacher misbehaves with Divyang girl in school; CWC begins probe

Bolangir: A divyang girl student was allegedly misbehaved with by her teacher during school hours at Chhatamakhana village under Puintala block of Bolangir district today.

As per reports, the girl student studying in Class VIII alleged that her Science teacher behaved inappropriately with her during the class. After a complaint in this regard was made by the girl students, the school headmaster convened a meeting to form a disciplinary committee for inquiry.

“When the Science teacher was questioned, he denied legitimacy of the allegations. I have already informed the District Education Officer (DEO) about the matter,” said Raghab Panigrahi, headmaster of the school.

Meanwhile, the District Child Welfare Committee (CWC) members visited the school and recorded the statement of the divyang girl, family members of the complainant and teachers of the school.

“We have recorded the statements and collected evidence. Besides, the committee will immediately seek a report from the DEO on the action-taken and ask Punitala IIC to probe the matter after lodging an FIR,” said Sunita Tripathy, CWC member.