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A 15-year-old Dalit student was allegedly asked by her teacher to take off her clothes on suspicions that she was cheating during her exams held in September, The News Minute reported on Wednesday.

The girl’s mother filed a police complaint on the next day and a first information report was registered with charges under Indian Penal Code sections 509 (action intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 504 (intentional insult) 354 (assault or criminal force to a woman with intent to outrage her modesty). The FIR also includes sections under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act

However, no arrests have been made so far. The police have said that they are still collecting evidence in the matter, while the school authorities have refuted the allegations.

During her exam on September 23, the teacher suspected that the minor was cheating because she had to use the washroom a few times. The girl’s mother has said that her daughter did so because she was menstruating that day.

The teacher had allegedly asked the girl to come to a washroom used by the faculty and then told her to strip in the presence of a sanitary worker, to check if she had hidden a phone somewhere.

The girl’s mother…

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