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Govt. teacher in Chhattisgarh chops off hair of seven girl students, arrested

Updated: Nov 11, 2016 22:45 IST

Raigarh (Chhattisgarh) [India], Nov. 11 (ANI): A government school teacher in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district has been arrested for allegedly chopping hair of seven girl students.

As per the complaint lodged by the family of the girls, the accused, identified as Pushpendra Patel, posted as Maths teacher at Government Higher Secondary School, Naharpali under Bhupdeopur Police Station, forcibly chopped the hair of seven girl students of class IX and X with a pair of scissors on November 8, saying they come to school for studying not to show off their long hair.

"You come for study not to show off long hair," he had told the students. After being arrested, the accused teacher said, "A student should remain as simple as possible, I had given them warnings."

Meanwhile, the victim students demanded that stringent action must be taken against the accused teacher for insulting them.

"We want him (teacher) to get punishment, he has insulted us by his action," one of the girls whose hair was chopped by the accused said.

The police have registered against the accused teachers under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Further investigation into the case is on. (ANI)