Probe Ordered into Morigaon School Teacher's Allegations

The teacher said that she has stopped going to the school for quite some time now due to fear and mental pressure she had been undergoing

Assam Police will probe allegations by a teacher in Morigaion district that she was being forced by two of her senior colleagues to eat beef and to get married to one of the teachers, an official said on Wednesday.

Morigaon Deputy Commissioner Hamen Das said that two inquiries have been ordered into the allegations. "We have asked the Inspector of Schools to carry out an academic probe regarding the teacher whether she is regular or not. We have also asked the Superintendent of Police to inquire into the allegations about forcing her to eat beef and for conversion. We are taking the matter seriously as the allegations are of criminal nature," he said.

The teacher, a resident of Sonapur in Kamrup district, had written to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, complaining that her complaints to the Block Education Officer and to the Deputy Commissioner failed to draw any action.

We have asked the Inspector of Schools to carry out an academic probe regarding the teacher whether she is regular or not

She said that she has stopped going to the school for quite some time now due to fear and mental pressure she had been undergoing. "Initially I took it very lightly as I thought the situation will improve. However, the situation turned from bad to worse. A senior colleague of mine continuously asked me to marry him. When I complained to the head teacher, he also supported him. The head teacher and his wife who lives nearby also forced me to eat beef," she alleged.
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"When I complained to the School Management Committee, several members of the committee rebuked me saying that I have been trying to malign the image of the head teacher and the other teacher," she added.

The teacher also alleged that she had requested the Block Education Officer and the Deputy Commissioner for a transfer to a safer place, but they paid no heed.

The two teachers were not available for comments despite repeated attempts. 

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