A government school teacher in tribal Jashpur district has landed in soup for allegedly asking students to massage his body during lunch break. A video, showing the teacher getting his head, back and feet massaged by students when they go to get their class work checked, has gone viral on social media.
While the video is about 20-day-old, the matter came to fore only after it was circulated on social media on Monday. According to information, Anup Minj, who teaches English subject, asked the students to massage his body in front of other teachers at staff room but no one objected. The video leaked from Tumla High School located at Farsabahar region in Jashpur, shows three students massaging the teacher who is lying on the floor at a relatively crowded room.Talking to TOI, Jashpur SP GS Jaiswal said that the mater wasn’t reported to police yet. As it is a sensitive issue related to school students, district education officer should have immediately lodged an FIR.
However, Jashpur district education officer SN Panda said that a probe has been ordered into the case and action has been taken against the teacher. “The teacher has been suspended with immediate effect and the decision regarding lodging of an FIR would be taken on Tuesday.”
Meanwhile, teacher Anup Minj said that as he was not feeling well the day students came to him at staff room, , he asked them to massage him.
Few months ago, another teacher in same district had drawn flak for molesting school girls and forcing them to write ‘I love you’ in their text books.