Srinagar, Feb 23: In a strange incident, a government school teacher posted in Pattan area of Baramulla district has assaulted his colleague and bit his ear.
The incident took place after the two teachers entered into a verbal brawl over some discussion on managing charge of school assignments.
As the teachers exchanged heated arguments, one of the teachers attacked his colleague and bite his ear.
Following the incident, the J&K Police in Pattan arrested a teacher for assaulting his colleague and registered an FIR in the case as well.
“The teacher has been arrested and an FIR stands registered in Police station Pattan as well,” a top police official said.
As the news about the incident spread, the teaching community has expressed its concern over the assault saying that such incidents are unbecoming of a teacher.
“Such episodes raise questions on the credibility of the whole teaching community. It is a collective shame for us that such incidents occur in school. It will have an adverse impact on the students and his overall behaviour,” said a teacher wishing anonymity. “Teachers are treated as role models by the students but what can we expect from students when teachers behave like this,” he said.
An official said the teacher who was attacked has got around 6 stitches in his ear.
Meanwhile, the district education authorities in Baramulla have ordered an inquiry into the matter and are mulling to take departmental action against the teacher.
“A zonal level committee has been constituted with the instruction to probe the matter and submits its recommendations to the office of CEO Baramulla,” an official said. He said once the departmental action will be initiated after the committee submits its report.
“On the directions of CEO Baramulla, a committee was constituted by ZEO Pattan. The report of the committee is awaited,” the official said.
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