Ahmedabad, Jul 5 : A six-year-old student of Islamic School in Shahpur Mill Compound was allegedly paraded naked by her class teacher because her handwriting was not good enough, reports Ahmedabad Mirror.
The student was later locked up in a washroom and made to clean the toilet bowls.
Outraged parents of the class I student,who came to know about the incident from her classmate,confronted school trustee Iqbal Patel.However,Patel denied such an incident. The girl's parents filed an FIR with Shahpur police following which the teacher was arrested on Monday evening.Incidentally,in January,parents had accused the all-girls school of forcing their children to clean toilets.
The girl's father Sharavar Sheikh told Mirror, "Our child is very enthusiastic about going to school. A few days ago,when she started making excuses for not attending classes,we sensed something was wrong.
"Although we asked her the reason,she made vague excuses and dodged the issue. It was through a classmate of hers that we came to know about the incident. We are appalled."
They allege another girl was also paraded along with their daughter.
According to the girl's mother Samina, class teacher Zebabanu found her daughter's handwriting illegible and decided to punish her in the most horrendous manner.
"She stripped my child naked and paraded her in front of the class.
"As if that was not enough, she locked her up in the school washroom and made her clean the toilet bowls."Zeba warned my daughter not to tell us about the punishment unless she wanted to endure more", says an outraged Samina.The parents claim that their child was also beaten up by the class teacher.