Dalit pupil pressured to strip by trainer requested to drop case


Hyderabad: The household of a 15-year-old schoolgirl, who was pressured to strip, on allegations of dishonest throughout a take a look at, has reportedly been receiving calls from a person, pressurizing them to drop the case. The person has allegedly provided a bribe of Rupees 3 lakhs for a similar.

Though the incident came about on September 23, 2021, it got here to the limelight after the mom of the coed spoke to TNM. The mom additionally filed a grievance with the police a day after the incident came about.

St Andrews College the place the incident occurred has denied all connections with the person, Srikant Kumar Goud, who claimed to be a mediator on behalf of the college despatched by a member of the college’s board. The person additionally claimed to be a Private Assistant of Damodar Raju Narsimha, the Deputy Chief Minister through the Congress regime between 2011 and 2014 as reported by The Information Minute.

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The person, Srikanth Kumar Goud, first contacted the household in late November, posing as a policeman. He later claimed to be a police informer after which modified it to a ‘mediator’ on behalf of a faculty official, though the college has denied having any reference to him.

The household acquired the primary name from Srikant on November 20, the place he claimed that the college was keen to supply Rupees 3 lakhs to settle the case. The household reportedly turned down the provide saying that it was not a matter of cash and added that they had been effectively to do.

The person claimed that the college has apologized and had transferred the trainer. Whereas the college’s vice chairman, Jude David, has denied all claims of taking any motion towards a trainer who has been accused of degrading a pupil’s dignity and discriminating towards her for belonging to a sure caste.

“I can affirm to you {that a} senior committee has been set as much as inquire into the incident. And the report could be submitted inside per week. As soon as the inquiry is full and the report is submitted, the additional plan of action will likely be determined,” knowledgeable David.

No arrests have been made thus far and formalities earlier than submitting a cost sheet are at present in course of.


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