Night inspection at UP school hostel finds 89 girls missing, FIR filed against 4text_fields
Gonda: A case has been registered against 4 persons after 89 students of a government-run residential school were allegedly found missing during a surprise inspection on Monday night, a police official said on Tuesday.
District Magistrate Neha Sharma, in her surprise visit to the Kasturba Gandhi Residential Girls School in Paraspur, found that only 11 of the total 100 girl students registered there were found present on the premises. No clear answer was given by the hostel warden Sarita Singh in respect of the remaining 89 girl students.
“This is serious negligence. Residential girls’ schools cannot run in this manner,” the District Magistrate said.
In view of the financial irregularities in the school, the irregularities found during the inspection, and the negligence, an FIR was lodged against the warden, full-time teacher Susham Pal, Chowkidar Vishnu Pratap Singh, and PRD jawan Dilip Kumar Mishra, officials said.
During the inspection, telephonic talks were held with the parents of many girl students and it was found that the missing students were at their respective homes.
On the instructions of the District Magistrate, the District Basic Education Officer (BSA) and District Coordinator of Girl Education also reached the school late Monday night.
Seeing the chaos in the school premises, the District Magistrate reprimanded those responsible for the negligence and spoke to the girl students present in the hostel, and took stock of the facilities being provided in the school.
The presence of girl students of classes 7 and 8 was not recorded in the attendance register after August 17 whereas fake attendance was shown by the warden on the Prerna portal and the amount was adjusted/paid accordingly.
The parents were informed that the girl students would go home on August 19. While it was informed by the warden that the girls went home on August 21.
The District Coordinator of Girl Education told that there are clear instructions to the warden that if any girl child goes out of the school premises, her details should be mentioned in the school register. But the information regarding moving out of the students was not recorded in the movement register. There has been negligence by the warden.
With inputs from agencies