Published: 20th July 2017
UP school girls made to strip by principal to check if they were menstruating
About 70 girls in a residential school in Muzaffarnagar were allegedly threatened and forced to strip by the principal to check for menstrual blood
The district administration has dismissed 12 staffers of a residential school where 70 girls were allegedly forced to strip by the principal who wanted to check if they were menstruating, an official said. The school's 'Sardana' (principal-cum-warden) was dismissed soon after the March 29 incident in Khatoli, Basic Shiksha Adhikari, Chander Prakash Yadav said. "The other 12 staffers, including seven teachers and an accountant, were dismissed on Wednesday," he said.
"They were found responsible in an inquiry into the forced stripping of the girls to check if they were menstruating," he added. The inquiry was conducted by a magistrate, the education official said. The students' parents in a complaint had alleged that the residential school's principal had forced their wards to strip and also threatened them with consequences if they disobeyed her, a senior district official said. Many students had also come forward with allegations of harassment against the principal, Yadav said.