Barmer (Rajasthan): A class 10 student in Rajasthan was expelled allegedly for refusing to work as a domestic help at his school teacher's house.
Lalu Singh, a student of Bhimrlai Government Secondary School in Barmer filed a complaint following his expulsion; he claimed that the school authorities have allegedly expelled him for his refusal to carry on doing daily household chores in the teacher's house, said Balotra sub divisional officer Udaibhanu Charan.
“We are investigating the matter. We questioned the school's principal, who said that the boy was expelled for bad conduct,” he said.
“The ground on which the school authorities have expelled the student was not justified. Action will be taken,” he added.
The boy claimed that he was forced to work as a domestic help in the teacher's house since his admission to Class 6 and was beaten by him if he refused to work, said Charan quoting the complaint.
In the complaint, the boy claimed that while his classmates were busy attending school, he was forced to work at teacher's house.
“When I refused to work as a domestic help anymore, the teacher not only threatened me but on July 13 expelled me from the school with the help of the principal, the boy said in his complaint.
Villagers also requested the school authorities to reconsider their decision but they refused to take him back, he said in his complaint.
School's principal Poonamchand Choudhary, however, has denied the allegation.
Choudhary told Hindustan Times , “The boy was expelled for the bad conduct.”
“Now that the sub divisional officer of Balotara has sought a report on the boy's expulsion, we will follow his directions,” he added.