Special child “molested”; quirky teacher: The Tribune India

Tribune press service

Amritsar, March 19

The government-run Pehal Resource Centre, a school for children with special needs, was investigated following an alleged assault on a pupil by a teacher.

Questioning the role of the school administration, family members of the 17-year-old student in class 7 alleged that their child had been molested by his teacher. They reported the matter to the police who then took statements.

Denying the accusation, the school management claimed that the teacher in question was on leave when the incident occurred. He claimed an altercation took place between two students in a classroom, resulting in injuries to one of them. A substitute teacher had left the classroom for a few minutes when two students argued, he claimed. However, the school transferred the teacher in question.

“We have taken serious note of the incident. We are setting up a commission of inquiry into the complaint of the kid’s family members. The school management will take appropriate action against the person found guilty. teacher, who was implicated, has been transferred and we will install CCTV cameras inside the classrooms to prevent such incidents from happening again,” said a senior school official.

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