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Jharkhand headmistress, aide held for cooking ‘beef’ in school

Some students of the school in Chota Mohlan village, along with their parents, reached the Deputy Commissioner’s office on Friday afternoon and complained against the cooking of alleged beef using utensils kept for mid-day meals on the school premises.

By: Express News Service | Ranchi | Published: June 18, 2017 3:15 am

A primary school headmistress and her aide were arrested on Saturday on charges of hurting religious sentiments after parents and schoolchildren complained to the Deputy Commissioner that they allegedly cooked beef inside the school in Town police station limits of Jharkhand’s Pakur district on Friday. However, officials said that no sample of cooked or raw meat was recovered.

Some students of the school in Chota Mohlan village, along with their parents, reached the Deputy Commissioner’s office on Friday afternoon and complained against the cooking of alleged beef using utensils kept for mid-day meals on the school premises. After the DC ordered education, civil administration and police officials to probe the matter, teams reached the spot late on Friday evening and an FIR was lodged on the basis of the Block Education Officer’s statement. Rosa Hansda and her aide Birju Hansda, residents of the same village, were arrested and sent to jail on Saturday.

Pakur Superintendent of Police Shailendra Barnwal said: “The meat was for her own consumption but initial inquiry revealed that she had used utensils meant for the mid-day meal and cooked it within the premises. We have not recovered any sample of meat.” Barnwal added that the act did not appear to be intentional and there was no previous complaint against Rosa on this issue.

Sub-Divisional Police Officer (Pakur) Shravan Kumar said: “By the time we were asked to reach the school, which is around eight km from (Pakur) town, there was no meat sample left. But parents and students were agitated over the use of utensils and using the school premises to prepare meat.”

Police sources said that Rosa had asked Birju to get the meat and prepare it as there was nobody at her home. The region has a fair concentration of the Santhal tribe who eat beef and Rosa is a tribal Christian, sources said. District Superintendent of Education (Pakur) Raja Ram Sah, who also visited the spot, said that the headmistress had been employed there for the past many years and there were no complaints against her. “The mid-day meal had already been served. Many students had gone home. But some hung around and the local residents also got a whiff of the meat being cooked. They raised an alarm,” Sah said.

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  1. Moby Nastro
    Jun 19, 2017 at 3:18 am
    Arrested even without meat being found? Eating beef has become an even more heinous crime compared to even rape. A rapist may avoid jail, but not a beef eater! This is getting too sick. Better Than India be declared 100 veg state to avoid such torment to human being.
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      babu
      Jun 18, 2017 at 4:39 pm
      She is Christian modee need to be careful or he will loose his VISA again
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        M
        Jun 18, 2017 at 9:26 pm
        Chirstian or what ever. What an individual was doing all these years will continue irrespective of who had come to govern the country. Why these tenses situation was not there before Modi? Where you all dumb head? Its individual right what to eat, and not govern by the government or nitwits.
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        sahil
        Jun 18, 2017 at 3:56 pm
        jhandelwalan's hard work in spreading hatred in the hinterlands of bharat has borne fruit
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          Mohan
          Jun 18, 2017 at 3:06 pm
          Nothing intentional -- if others can hold beef fest why not her ? As for the vessels -- they are supposed to be SICKULAR -- so they cook whatever is put in. Eating is a personal choice and that freedom cannot be taken away just like that only because sentiments are hurt. ARE YOU AWARE OF ANY HUMAN BABY THAT TAKES TO BEEF EATING IN LIEU OF MOTHER'S MILK ?
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          1. Abdul Salam
            Jun 18, 2017 at 2:14 pm
            what is definition of hindu? what are the conditions under which a person would cease to become hindu? just curiousity. no offence intended. please answer.
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              Mohan
              Jun 18, 2017 at 3:08 pm
              Who is a Muslim -- under what conditions will a person cease to be a Muslim No offence intended. Consider what I have said and you have your answer !
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                M
                Jun 18, 2017 at 9:30 pm
                I guess, no pork, max 4 wife, woman got no rights of her own, cir cision, should kill non believers (lol- it's in their own book), etc
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