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Teacher asked to remove clothes; class 9 student in Jharkhand set herself fire

A Class 9 student at a girls' school in Jharkhand’s Jamshedpur allegedly set herself on fire on Friday after being forced to "remove garments" by a teacher who claimed he thought she was concealing paper chits in her uniform, police said.

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Ranchi: A Class 9 student at a girls’ school in Jharkhand’s Jamshedpur allegedly set herself on fire on Friday after being forced to “remove garments” by a teacher who claimed he thought she was concealing paper chits in her uniform, police said.

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The 14-year-old student suffered significant burn injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital by her family members, where she is currently receiving treatment, a police officer stated.

The girl said in her police report that a woman invigilator humiliated her and forced her to take off her clothes in a room next to a classroom to find out she was concealing paper chits in her uniform. The student claimed that despite her strong opposition, the teacher remained firm on her demands.

However, the condition of the girl is critical; doctors said the victim suffered 80 percent burn injuries.

A complaint has been registered against the teacher, and the police have been probing the matter, the officer said.

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The girl’s mother said that my daughter failed to bear the humiliation, so she took such a harsh decision and set herself on fire after reaching home from school.

The news of the incident spread like wildfire, and a huge number of people came onto the street to protest against it.

 

 

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