Sopore: A teacher in Kupwara district was placed under suspension after he allegedly tried to molest a 12-year-old girl student.
The incident took place at upper primary school Lillam in Villagam village of Kupwara.
Sources said, on Friday, when most of the teachers and students were out to offer Friday prayers, the teacher, identified as Hilal Ahmad, took the girl to one of the classrooms and allegedly tried to molest her. However, the screams and crying of the girl caught attention of other students, who immediately came and rescued her.
As soon as the incident came into the notice of Education department officials, the teacher was placed under suspension on Monday.
Confirming the allegations, Chief Education Officer (CEO) Kupwara, Shafiq Nabi War told Kashmir Reader that a teacher has been put under suspension vide order number 1045-49.
“We have taken up the investigation and the team of inquiry has been formed which is headed by the deputy CEO to find out facts,” CEO said.