Gujarat college stripping case: principal, 3 others held

The principal, hostel rector and a peon were suspended after an FIR was filed against them for allegedly forcing over 60 girls to remove their undergarments to check if they were menstruating

February 17, 2020 05:45 pm | Updated June 08, 2020 10:35 pm IST - Bhuj

The NCW has also sought an explanation from the trustee of Sahjanand Girls’ Institute College.

The NCW has also sought an explanation from the trustee of Sahjanand Girls’ Institute College.

Police on Monday arrested four persons, including the principal of a Gujarat college where authorities allegedly forced over 60 girls to remove their undergarments to check if they were menstruating a week ago, an official said.

The arrests were made after the Bhuj police filed an FIR against them for the February 11 incident at Shree Sahajanand Girls Institute (SSGI) which caused public outrage.

Principal Rita Raninga, girls’ hostel rector Ramilaben Hirani, college peon Naina Gorasiya and one Anita Chauhan were arrested. “We on Monday arrested all the four accused named in the FIR,” Inspector P.H. Langdhirka said.

They were produced before a local court which remanded them in police custody for two days, police said.

Shree Sahajanand Girls Institute (SSGI) trustee Pravin Pindoria said they had suspended Ms. Raninga, Ms. Hirani, and Ms. Gorasiya after the FIR was registered against them. The incident triggered a massive controversy, prompting the National Commission for Women and the State commission to intervene. The accused have been booked under IPC Sections 384 (extortion), 355 (assault with intent to dishonour a person) and 506 (criminal intimidation).

(With PTI inputs)

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