As per report a college in Bhuj town of Gujarat’s kutch district has suspended its principal, hostel rector and peon after police registered an FIR against them for allegedly forcing over 60 girls to remove their undergarments to check if they were menstruating. Principal rita Raninga, girls’ hostel rector Ramilaben and college peon naina were suspended on saturday after the FIR was registered against them, Shree Sahajanand Girls Institute (SSGI) trustee Pravin Pindoria said on Monday.
Furthermore apart from these three, a woman, identified as Anita, who is not associated with the college, was also named as an accused in the FIR lodged by Bhuj police. The accused have been booked under indian Penal Code Sections 384 (extortion), 355 (assault with intent to dishonour a person) and 506 (criminal intimidation).No one has been arrested so far.
Reportedly SSGI is a self-financed college, having its own girls’ hostel. It is run by a trust of the Swaminarayan temple, Bhuj. The college is affiliated to the Krantiguru Shyamji krishna Verma kutch University. After the incident came to light, a seven-member team of the National Commission for women (NCW) on sunday met the girl inmates the hostel, who were allegedly forced by the authorities to remove their undergarments to check if they were menstruating. “Naveen Puraina (guide), narendra Sinha (guide) and Om Prakash Bharti (driver) were immediately suspended,” said the DFO adding that no harm was done to either the animals or the tourists.