A case of sexual harassment of a female teacher has come to light in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan. It is alleged that the headmaster of the school, Amar Dayal Sharma, forcibly took a photo of himself with the woman and put it in the WhatsApp group. The woman alleges that the headmaster often molests her by saying that she is looking very beautiful in a sari.
The matter is of Government Higher Secondary School located in Rupwas town of Bharatpur district. In the complaint given to the sub-divisional education officer, the woman alleged that the principal of the school, Amar Dayal Sharma, was harassing her.
In the complaint, the female teacher wrote, I have been posted as a teacher for the last 17 years. The principal of my school is following me with bad intentions towards me. He says you look very beautiful in saree. I want to take a photo with you.”
The school teacher told that on 22 September 2022, when she was registering her presence in the school register, Amar Dayal Sharma came. There was also the entire staff of the school. The female teacher said, “There Principal Amar Dayal Sharma told me to come to me madam. I want to take photo with me from mobile because you are looking very beautiful in saree. You have been coming to school wearing a sari for 3 days and I am looking very beautiful.
The lady teacher says that when she protested, the principal started shouting at her in anger and said that he does not even allow such a woman to sit near him. The lady teacher alleges that Principal Sharma used to pressurize her to stay till 5:00 pm even after the school holiday and used to say that he would drop her home.
The woman teacher said in the complaint that she has become very mentally disturbed due to these actions of the principal. One day the principal forcibly took a photo with him and put it in the WhatsApp group. The officer has taken serious cognizance of the complaint of the female teacher.
Rupwas sub-divisional magistrate Rajeev Sharma said that there have been many cases of physical harassment of female teachers in government schools. A woman teacher has given one such complaint. The Education Officer has been directed to investigate the matter. For this a 5-member committee will be constituted, which will also have women members.
Let us tell you that two months ago, a teacher of a government school located in a village under Kumher police station area of the district had accused of attempt to rape. The female teacher had said that the headmaster of the school had tried to rape her.