Woman teacher suspended for making students massage her feet

Published: Oct 29, 2013, 15:59 IST | Agencies

In a shocking incident, a woman teacher of a government school here allegedly made specially-abled students massage her feet.

The teacher, Shital Avchar, working at a government run school for speech and hearing impaired students, was also found guilty of taking nap in the classroom during school hours and harassing the pupils, officials said. 

The misdemeanor of the teacher came to light through a purported sting operation conducted by a student who sent video clips to a school official.

Subsequently, Akola zilla parishad's chief executive officer Arun Unhale ordered an inquiry in which the teacher was prima facie held guilty, following which he recommended her suspension. She was suspended from service yesterday.

Meanwhile, the human rights organisation here demanded the teacher's immediate dismissal from service.

Further, an inquiry was also conducted against school superintendent Prahlad Lane, who was found guilty of negligence and also suspended yesterday.

The students of the school alleged before reporters that they were beaten up when they complained against the teacher, who harassed them on several occasions and allegedly made them massage her legs.

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