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Dalit students made to queue up separately during mealtime, principal booked

The FIR was registered against Kusum Soni, Principal of primary school in Gaderi in Sangrampur area, under relevant sections of the SC/ST Atrocities Prevention Act.

According to the police, the 23-year-old complainant, a costume designer, approached them earlier this week and lodged an FIR against her ex-husband. (Representational image)

An FIR was registered against the principal of a government school in Amethi Wednesday for allegedly forming a separate queue of Dalit children while serving them midday meal.

The FIR was registered against Kusum Soni, Principal of primary school in Gaderi in Sangrampur area, under relevant sections of the SC/ST Atrocities Prevention Act after the matter was reported to District Magistrate (DM) Arun Kumar.

When the matter came to his knowledge, he ordered a probe by Basic Siksha Adhikari (BSA), who suspended the principal.

The DM had received a complaint against Soni for discriminating against kids on the basis of their caste during mealtime by making them stand in separate queues.

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A detailed probe is on in the matter.

First published on: 29-09-2021 at 21:14 IST
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