In a shocking incident, a teacher allegedly half-disrobed eight Adivasi girl students of the fifth standard of a government school in the district's Tyonda village on the pretext of taking measurements for their uniforms.
The shameful act by the teacher has forced the eight girls of Ganjbasoda's Nurpur Education Guarantee Scheme School to discontinue studies.
The incident, which took place on July 24, about 5km from Tyonda, came to light when the girl students complained to their parents about it, district education officer (DEO) Manish Verma said.
He said the girls' parents alleged in a complaint that the guruji (teacher), Sanjeev Sharma, allegedly removed the upper clothes of the eight Adivasi girl students on the pretext of taking measurements for their uniforms in a closed classroom. He called in two students at a time.
Once he made them remove their upper clothes, he took measurements with his fingers instead of an inch-tape, Verma said.
The students also alleged that the teacher misbehaved with them when they were half-naked in the closed classroom, the DEO said.
Angry villagers went to the school but by then Sharma had left after locking it. So, they complained to the DEO.
Later, the DEO constituted a four-member committee, led by the tehsildar, Kiran Badbade, who, after conducting a probe, found Sharma prima facie guilty.
The DEO dismissed Sharma from service yesterday with immediate effect.