The girls of Kasturba Gandhi School alleged that their hostel warden, Poonam Bharti often went around from room to room mysteriously and touched them inappropriately. The students - mostly from classes 5, 6, and 7 - even claimed that Ms Bharti pulled their clothes and mattresses. She even had a male accomplice who would often follow them when they went to the toilet, the students said.
The students allege they sometimes saw the man scale the boundary walls and enter the premises at night. This went on for a while before they mustered courage and wrote a complaint to the District Magistrate against the warden.
Ms Bharti, the accused warden, denied the charges claiming it was a conspiracy by few staff members of the school. "Ever since the electronic attendance registering system kicked in few months ago, few staff members have been conspiring against me," the warden told news agency ANI. She has demanded an investigation into the matter.
The school authorities, reportedly after initial inquiry, found that Ms Bharti and another man who works as a peon at fault. Sources say both have been suspended. The school authorities told news agencies that they have stepped up night vigil in the premises and asked for the installation of CCTV cameras.
(With inputs from ANI)
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