Teacher strips minor girl for not paying school fees

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Faridabad, Aug 29 (ANI): In a shocking incident, a school teacher allegedly stripped a nine year old girl of her top for not paying the tuition fee, in Faridabad.

According to sources, a third standard student of Faridabad Model School was allegedly humiliated by her class teacher and stripped of her top for not paying the tuition fee on Thursday.

The teacher also paraded the victim before the entire school amidst cries of shame, shame by other schoolmates, sources added.

The victim is a nine-year-old daughter of an auto rickshaw driver who had been sanctioned full fee concession by the District Education Department under a scheme for underprivileged children.

She informed the same to the class teacher many times, sources said.

"The teacher then took off her T-shirt and tried to pull the skirt too. When she failed in her attempt, she paraded my daughter from room to room and made the children say shame, shame,'' said victim's mother.

The victim's mother claimed that she came to know of the incident only when girl returned from school.

School principal H.S.Malik denied the incident relating to payment of fee, and said the teacher has been suspended.

Faridabad Police Commissioner P. K. Aggarwal said the police have registered a case against the teacher based on a complaint given by the victim's mother and the investigation is underway.

Faridabad's District Education Officer K Bala also ordered a departmental inquiry into the incident.

N. L. Jangid, the president of Parent's Association of Faridabad, alleged that the State Government had failed to form the school fee regulations in accordance with the Supreme Court's judgment.

Meanwhile, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has slammed the incident and warned of stern action against the teacher is she is found guilty. (ANI)

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