Two women teachers, who allegedly forced two Dalit girls to strip in an examination hall on the suspicion that they were hiding material for copying, have been given notice for termination of service.

The deputy in charge of the examination centre has been served suspension notice.

The incident occurred at the Government Middle School, Barahbada, on March 15 during Class X examinations. The teachers, Preeti Sharma and Reshma Sonia, had allegedly asked the two girls to strip, though male students were also present in the exam hall.

The District Education Officer (DEO) served the termination notice on the two teachers and the suspension notice on the deputy in charge of the centre J.K. Naihar, sources said.

The police have registered a case against the accused charging them with relevant sections of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.