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Hijab Row: Show-cause notice issued to Naogaon teacher for beating students

A show-cause notice has been served to a teacher of Daul Barbakpur High School in Naogaon’s Mahadebpur for beating up female students for not wearing uniform to school.

The accused teacher is Amodini Pal, an assistant headmistress of the school.

A letter signed by Upazila Secondary Education Officer Habibur Rahman was sent to the headmaster of the school asking him to confirm the notice.

Based on the letter, the authorities of the school issued a show-cause notice to Amodini on Saturday.

The school authorities also asked Amodini to explain herself within seven days after the incident last Wednesday.

Regarding the notice, Amodini Pal said on her mobile phone, “I have received a letter signed by the headmaster.” The letter will be answered in a couple of days, she added.

She alleged that a “certain quarter circulated baseless lies with an intent to spread communal hatred and hide major problems”.

A three-member investigation committee has already been formed to investigate the incident, said Mizanur Rahman, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Mahadebpur.

After getting the investigation report, “we will be able to decide what to do next”, he added.

Earlier on April 6, Amodini Pal allegedly beat 16-18 students in 8th, 9th and 10th classes of the school around 11am for not wearing school uniforms.

Later, it turned into a “hijab” row and spread on social media.

Source: United News of Bangladesh