Teacher crams dung down students’ throats

Lung (Pyuthan), June 23:

A teacher of the Jana Jyoti Lower Secondary School in Lung, Pyuthan district, allegedly forced 82 students on Wednesday to eat dung when they did not do their homework.

According to a report, Sushila KC forced 34 third-graders and 48 fourth-graders to eat dung. The school shut down on Thursday after the students and their guardians protested the teacher’s action.

Sushila had been warning them that she will make them eat dung if they do not do their homework, the students said. “We never thought that the madam will force us to eat dung,” they said. Students and guardians flew into a lather as she did not force her own son Krishna Chandra to eat dung though he too had not done his homework.

Headmaster Uday Pandey said, “The incident happened when I had gone to the district headquarters for paperwork regarding the school. She (the teacher) should apologise because she has committed a mistake.” The school management committee will call a guardians’ meet on July 14 to solve the issue, sources said.

District Education Officer (DEO) Man Bahadur KC said: “Forcing students to feed dung is an unnatural act.” Asked what punishment will be meted out to the teacher, the DEO said: “Theschool management committee is authorised to punish such teachers.”