A female teacher Hiral Chaudhary in Rajasthan, India has come under fire after her 14-year-old student alleged that she was forced to strip in front of her classmates, all because she had not completed her homework.
Apparently, the seventh-grader’s brother who also studies at the same private school, informed his parents of the incident. The parents immediately brought the case into the notice of police officers, lodging a complaint under Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code, which relates to “assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty.” The family even provided the police with a video of the incident.
Although the teacher has not been arrested as yet, if she is convicted following investigations, she will face up to five years in prison and will have to pay a hefty fine.
"We visited the spot and recorded statements of some people. Prima facie, the student was forced to strip. On Monday, the victim's statement would be recorded before a magistrate under Section 164 of the CrPC and the accused will be arrested," investigating officer, Gopal Nath, told the Times of India.
This outrageous incident comes to light just a few days after an Indian politician compared girls to cars, and stated that they should remain in the house like a car parked in the garage in order to avoid being raped.
“When they go out, they get exposed to eve-teasing, harassment, kidnap and rape. If they choose to stay at home, these things get averted,” Kodela Shiva Prasad said.
With a politician saying something like the above, it is not surprising that the teacher, who herself is a female, treated her student in such a disgusting manner. Making a girl strip in front of her peers is an extremely embarrassing and scarring experience and in no way will help the student learn a lesson. In fact, it will leave her with harrowing memories, something that nobody should have to live with.
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