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Teacher arrested for strip-search on girl student


A teacher was arrested in North Parganas district of West Bengal on Saturday following a complaint that she conducted a strip-search on a Class VIII student on suspicion of theft. The teacher was later released on bail.

The student’s parents filed a police complaint on Friday, claiming that the teacher forced their daughter to disrobe in the common room of the school following complaints that she had stolen Rs. 50 from a fellow student

“Rupali Dey, teacher of Gopalnagar Giribala Uchcha Balika Vidyalaya, was arrested on charges of use of criminal force and words or gestures to outrage the modesty of a woman,” said an officer of the Gopalnagar police station

Since the charges were bailable, the teacher was granted bail. However, the court asked the teacher to appear before it on July 27.

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