Naeem assures stern action against warden for thrashing 16 girls
KG News Desk
Srinagar, June 18: Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar while terming the act of thrashing of girl students of Gujjar-Bakerwal hostel by the hostel warden as a brutal incident assured that strict action would be taken against the culprit.
Responding to concerns raised by Engineer Rashid and GM Saroori in the House, the Education Minister condemned the act and said that it is a brutal incident that a teacher could have done with children.
Akhtar said that the warden has used the lathi in a most brutal way while adding that such people should not be the part of states education system.
He informed the House that the incident has resulted in hospitalization of seven girls, who are now recovering there.
Assuring to take a stern action against the offender, the Minister said that Government has put the warden under suspension and an FIR has also been lodged against her.
He informed the House that the culprit has gone into hiding and is avoiding her arrest by changing her hideouts regularly. He assured the House that police is searching for her and she would be arrested soon.
The Minister assured that Government won’t tolerate such an “inhumane “behavior and every step would be taken to stop such incidents
Sixteen girls of a government-run school were allegedly beaten up by the warden of their hostel at Rajbagh here for “refusing to clean her room”, following which the authorities put her under suspension.
“The students, belonging to Gujjar and Bakerwal communities, were on Thursday roughed up by their hostel’s warden for refusing to clean her room. The girls sustained injuries in the assault and two of them suffered fractures in their arms,” a police official said.
“Sixteen girls were beaten up and injured by the warden. All of them were discharged after necessary treatment,” the official said.
The warden has been suspended by the authorities concerned and an FIR registered against her, he said.
Kashmiri girls let off at Delhi Airport: Naeem
Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar today informed the House that Delhi Airport authorities had briefly questioned two Kashmiri girls who were returning from Bangladesh last night and both were released soon.
The Minister was responding to an issue raised by Engineer Rashid.
He informed the House that the Airport authorities questioned the girls to clear some suspicion, and said the girls were soon allowed to go after the questioning was over.