Students of the Government Girls High School here on Saturday boycotted classes and staged a demonstration against the principal of PU College for allegedly scolding and beating up a girl student. The students, who were sitting in the corridors where pre-university classes were being held, were asked to leave the place. When they did not heed, he reportedly scolded a girl and also beat her up. Immediately, all the students boycotted classes and staged a demonstration, seeking action against the principal.
Meanwhile, Narayan Gowda, Deputy Director of Public Instruction, arrived at the spot and enquired about the reason for the protest. He later assured that suitable action would be taken and requested the students to withdraw their protest.
It may be mentioned here that three schools and a PU college are run on the government school premises.