MP: 10-Yr-Old Tribal Girl Made To ‘Take Off’ Dirty Uniform, Teacher Suspended

New Delhi: A 10-year-old tribal student was allegedly asked to take off her ‘dirty’ uniform in front of other students by her school teacher, in Madhya Pradesh.

The incident took place in Bara Kala village of Shahdol district on Friday, the teacher has been suspended and an inquiry was ordered, officials told news agency PTI on Sunday. 

A picture surfaced on social media in which the Class 5 student was seen only in her undergarments and the teacher, Shrawan Kumar Tripathi, was seen washing her clothes as other girls stood nearby.

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Some villagers claimed that the student had to stay like that for two hours till her clothes dried, PTI reported. 

After the incident, Tripathi, posted as a teacher at a government primary school run by the tribal affairs department in the village, shared pictures of the incident on a WhatsApp group of the department, while terming himself as “Swachhata Mitra” (cleanliness volunteer), an official said.

The villagers expressed anger after pictures of the incident surfaced on social media.

When contacted, MP Tribal Welfare Department’s assistant commissioner Anand Rai Sinha told PTI that after he came to know about pictures of the incident, Tripathi was suspended on Saturday.

After seeing the girl’s soiled uniform, the teacher allegedly asked her to take it off and washed it in front of other students, the official said.

Sinha said he has also ordered an inquiry into the incident.

(With Agency Inputs)