Last updated time: 14 March 2023, 17:36 IST
Villagers closed the school on Sunday demanding action against the accused teacher (Representative photo)
A video of the incident in Chanti Tatra village surfaced on social media on Saturday, prompting the authorities to launch an investigation against the accused.
A teacher found drunk during duty at a government school in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district has been dismissed, an official order said on Monday.
A video of the incident in Chanti Tatra village on Saturday surfaced on social media, prompting the authorities to launch an investigation against the accused.
“Considering the seriousness of the matter and pending the completion of the investigation, Bikram Singh has been suspended with immediate effect…,” Education Director General Doda Prahlad Bhagat said in his order.
Villagers closed the school on Sunday demanding action against the accused teacher.
According to the villagers, the accused teacher asked some students to get a glass for drinking inside the school.
Singh confronted the villagers in a drunken state and started a ruckus, said village head Gajot Panchayat Devinder Kotwal.
Residents of the village, including parents of students, found two more bottles of alcohol in the hands of the teacher.
Bhagat said that during the suspension, Singh will remain in the office of Additional Deputy Commissioner Bhaderwa for his further duties.
According to him, the actions of the teacher are very despicable and constitute illegality, disorder and neglect of legal duty. “Such actions of a teacher damage the reputation of the entire community of teachers.” The Chief Education Officer constituted a three-member committee to look into the matter to submit a detailed report within two days.
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