Bhuj: Police on Monday arrested 4 individuals, together with the principal of the Gujarat school the place authorities allegedly compelled over 60 ladies to take away their undergarments to test in the event that they have been menstruating per week in the past, an official mentioned.
The arrests have been made after the police filed an FIR in opposition to them for the February 11 incident at Shree Sahajanand Ladies Institute (SSGI) which precipitated public outrage.
SSGI, a self-financed school having its personal ladies’ hostel, is situated in Bhuj city of Kutch district. The faculty is run by a belief of the Swaminarayan Temple and is affiliated to the Krantiguru Shyamji Krishna Verma Kutch College.
Principal Rita Raninga, ladies’ hostel rector Ramilaben Hirani, school peon Naina Gorasiya and one Anita Chauhan have been arrested by the police.
Taking severe view of the incident, linked to a hostel rule, on Saturday, the faculty suspended Raninga, Hirani and Gorasiya, mentioned SSGI trustee Pravin Pindoria on Monday.
We as we speak arrested all of the 4 accused named within the FIR, police inspector P H Langdhirka mentioned.
They have been produced earlier than a neighborhood courtroom which remanded them in police custody for 2 days, police mentioned.
The accused have been booked underneath Indian Penal Code sections 384 (extortion), 355 (assault with intent to dishonour an individual) and 506 (felony intimidation), they mentioned.
After the incident got here to mild, a seven-member group of the Nationwide Fee for Ladies (NCW) on Sunday met the woman inmates of the hostel.
A scholar earlier instructed mediapersons that the incident befell on February 11 within the hostel, situated on the campus of SSGI, which affords graduate and under-graduate programs.
She alleged that over 60 college students have been taken to the washroom by a lady staffer and made to take away their undergarments to test in the event that they have been menstruating.
Darshana Dholakia, in-charge vice-chancellor of the college to which the faculty is affiliated, had earlier mentioned the ladies have been checked as a result of the hostel has a rule that ladies having intervals usually are not speculated to take meals with different inmates.
The hostel authorities determined to test them after they got here to know that some menstruating ladies had damaged the rule and brought the meal.
The police earlier mentioned a Particular Investigation Workforce (SIT) has been fashioned, with lady police officers as its members, to probe the incident.