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4 Haryana teachers dismissed for rape

Written by: Staff

Chandigarh, Mar 1 (UNI) The Haryana administration today dismissed four government school teachers for sexually harassing girl students.

''These teachers had been dismissed from service with immediate effect,'' School Education Director General K K Khandelwal said.

Two teachers, Ram Kumar Punia and Rameshwar of Senior Secondary School of Durjanpur village in Jind district, were arrested last month for harass female students over a long period of time.

The other two, Subhash Chander of Government Middle School at Sadewala in Sirsa district and Rajesh Kumar of Government High School in Chudiala in Ambala district, were also arrested in similar cases last month.

''Such heinous acts had not only tarnished the image of the holy relationship of teachers with students but brought a slur on image of the educational institutions in thes state,'' Mr Khandelwal said.

Meanwhile, the head teacher of government primary school at Bhani Mato village in Rohtak district had been arrested by police and placed under suspension by the education department. Two other teachers of the school were also transferred following complaints of harassment by some girl students.

According to reports, some girls studying in fifth standard in the village primary school told their parents that head teacher.

Raj Singh, had been harassing them and resorting to obsence acts in the school.

A case under section 294 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered by the police against Raj Singh who was arrested yesterday.


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