The Assam Police will probe allegations by a teacher in the state`s Morigaion district that she was being forced by two of her senior colleagues to eat beef and convert to Islam, an official said on Wednesday.
Morigaon Deputy Commissioner Hamen Das said that two inquiries have been ordered into the allegations.
The TET teacher from Morigaon’s Lalirpur Balak LP School has made allegations against the headmaster, Nurul Islam and assistant teacher, A Ali of the school that they were harassing her mentally. She said that the assistant teacher was asking her to get married to him even though he himself was married and had a child studying in class 9. He had even asked her to eat beef even after knowing that she was a Hindu.
Usha Das, the teacher from the school said that since the school was at least 5 kilometres away from her home, A Ali who is an assistant teacher of the school used to drop her from home to school and school to home. As this happened frequently, one day Ali had asked her to get married to him so that it became easier for them both to travel to the school.
She said, “Initially I took this as a joke but when this used to happen on a regular basis, I decided to make a complaint to his wife. Even she took the matter as a joke. Later on I made a complaint to the headmaster, Nurul Islam who is his brother, but Islam also turned my complaint down and asked me to get married to a businessman from Lahorighat.”
She added that these things seemed planned as this began only three months ago but before that everything was going good. Things turned worse when two months ago while returning home, Ali asked Usha to wait for him and she was shocked when after sometime he came with a bowl of beef and offered it to her.
“When I refused to eat the beef, he told me that many non-Muslims eat beef and it was ok if I ate too. We had a quarrel regarding the issue and after that things got heated up,” she said.
She further added that later on both the headmaster and assistant teacher were harassing her mentally and they had even blocked her out from the washroom by locking the washroom at the school premises. She said Ali stopped dropping her home and thus she had to walk to the school where even the local youths teased her.
She in a very tensed and frustrated situation has now decided to reach out to the Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The school headmaster and assistant teacher could not be contacted despite repeated attempts.
The teacher also said that she had requested to the Block Education Officer and the Deputy Commissioner for a transfer to a safer place but to no heed.
Courtesy : Zee News and www.time8.in