Birbhum: Two women teachers were arrested on Saturday for allegedly strip searching a girl student on the suspicion that she had stolen money, at Kaligati Smriti Nari Siksha Niketan in Birbhum district of West Bengal.
The girl, a student of class-XI, filed a complaint with the police that two teachers, Chaitali Gupta and Lipika Saha, took her to the teachers' room yesterday and strip searched her on suspicions that she had stolen Rs 150 from another student.
The money, however, was not found on her.
"I wasn't even in that room from where the money was stolen, I was in another room. Later I got to know that along with the money, there was a Bangladesh coin. I also had a similar coin so they suspected me. But I didn't have the other money," said the victim.
The girl's father told the police that she broke into tears after returning home.
Gupta and Saha were produced in a local court which granted them bail.
The headmistress of the school, Kalpana Roy, however, contended that the matter was exaggerated and only the student's bag was searched.
(With PTI inputs)
Story first published:
August 05, 2012 07:32 IST