Erode, Dec 02, 2022: Children from a Scheduled Caste community, studying in Class 4 at a government primary school in TN’s Erode, were allegedly made to clean the bathroom and the water tank using bleaching powder on a regular basis. The headmistress of the school was suspended and booked under the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act after the issue came to light.
The incident was discovered after one of the students in the school was admitted to the Perundurai government hospital.
The Class 5 student was diagnosed with Dengue, and when parents asked the child how he might have contracted the disease, the child reportedly revealed that he, along with a few other students, was made to clean the water tank and bathroom using bleaching powder on a regular basis.
After that, the parents inquired with students of Class 4 in the school, and a video of the children revealing fearfully that they were made to clean the water tank and bathroom is now going viral.
The boys in the video can be heard naming the Headmistress of the school as the one who asked the boys to do the task. In the video, the children, out of fear, can be seen constantly checking whether anyone was watching them.
The boys revealed that they had been made to clean the water tank and bathroom multiple times.
Parents of the students staged a protest at the school and demanded that the headmistress be arrested. Meanwhile, police are searching for the headmistress Geetharani, who is now absconding. Headmistress Geetharani of the primary school has been suspended after the preliminary investigation and has also been booked under the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
Courtesy: India Today