Lucknow: In a shocking incident, around 70 girl students of a in Uttar Pradesh were stripped naked by a warden to “check for menstrual blood”.
In a shocking turn of events, 70 girl students of a residential school at Muzaffarnagar were stripped naked by the warden to check for menstrual blood.
The incident took place on Sunday in the absence of teachers in the Kasturba Gandhi Girls Residential School.
The students said that the female warden ordered them to assemble and ordered to strip. She allegedly threatened them with a beating if they disobeyed. The horrific incident has triggered protests by the girls’ families.
According to a girl student, some blood stains were found in a bathroom. The warden then ordered girls to remove their clothes. “It was very humiliating for all of us. We want action against her,” said one of the students.
The warden has been suspended.
She, however, denied the incident. “Nothing of the sort happened. Some blood was found on the floor and wall of the bathroom. I wanted to check if everything was all right with the girls. Such young girls are sometimes unable to express. I just asked them if anything was wrong,” she said.
“I am strict when it comes to studies. That is why the girls don’t like me. They are being provoked by other staff members who want me to leave,” she was quoted as saying by CNN-News18.
“Concerned officials have been asked to enquire and take action against those responsible,” Shrikant Sharma, UP Min on Muzaffarnagar incident.