Refuse immoral proposal, principal locks teacher in bathroom
Published: 12:52 PM, 21 August 2019 Updated: 12:52 PM, 21 August 2019
A principal of a school has been accused of sexually harassing an assistant teacher in Netrakona’s Atpara. The school’s assistant teacher filed a written complaint of sexual harassment against him on Tuesday.
The accused, Iqbal Bahar, is the principal of Mobarakpur Government Primary School in Baniyazan UP. Atpara UNO Mahfuza Sultana confirmed the matter on Tuesday night.
According to the written complaint, principal Iqbal had been giving immoral hints to the teacher in various ways for a long time. But with no response, Iqbal locked the teacher in the school bathroom on August 4 for dishonest motives. Later, when the teacher started screaming for not being able to get out of the bathroom, her fellow assistant teacher Alamgir Kabir Pathan rescued her, the UNO said.
On the other hand, accused Iqbal Bahar said he did not know whether there was a teacher inside the bathroom. However, the principal expressed regret to all the teachers when the teacher protested his bad attitude.
Meanwhile, UNO Mahfuza Sultana also said that Selina Akhter Khatun, primary education officer of Atpara, has been given charge of the investigation. “The necessary steps will be taken after receiving the investigation report on Saturday,” she added.