Tension over molestation attempt on teacher

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Pinakpani Chaudhuri

BALURGHAT,22 July :Excitement gripped Trimohini locality after a lady teacher had been allegedly molested by a group of people in the school premises. The incident took place in South Dinajpur’s Trimohini Pratap Chandra HS School which is located in Hili block.
According to an official source, a female student of class nine of the school was roaming to and fro in the verandah during school hours. Seeing this, a lady teacher of the school scolded her. Following this,the neighbours and relatives of the student entered the staff common room where the Lady teacher had been molested by the group triggering tension in the area.They had also used derogatory language to her.
After receiving the news by the school authority, a large contingent of police force from Hili police station reached the spot and dispersed the protestors. Joint Block Development Officer of Hili block and School Inspector (Secondary) rushed there to pacify the tension. Later the officials from the block administration had assured the teachers to provide safety and security to them in the school premises.
The former students and locals condemned the occurrence. One of such former students Dipankar Ghosh said: “The lady teacher had rebuked the girl student of a particular community during the school premises and in protest a group of miscreants molested and threw filthy language at her. We are protesting such an untoward incident and demanding immediate arrests of the goons who were behind the crime. The instance of such an incident never occurred before in the school.”
Headmaster of the school Kamal Kumar Jain said,“a group of people was excited while protesting the incident of scolding a girl student by the lady teacher. It was an unfortunate incident that occurred with the lady teacher and it was not expected at any cost. Later the matter was resolved by the intervention of local administration.”

a local resident telling about the incident
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