Maha Women's commission seeks report from police
Pune: Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW) has sought a report from Pune rural police in the alleged incident of "strip-searching" of two girl students by two women guards at a school near here to deter copying during HSC examination.
"Taking cognisance of the case, we have written to the Pune rural police seeking a report about the incident," said MSCW chairperson Vijaya Rahatkar.
She said the incident needs to be adequately probed.
The alleged incident, which occurred during the exams held between February 21-28 at the Gurukul School of the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), had caused outrage among parents.
Following the incident, police had filed a case under various sections of the IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) against the two guards.
Meanwhile, MIT management on Monday announced that they would not host SSC and HSC exams at their school anymore.
The MIT claimed the case filed against the school management was "false and bogus".
Swati Karad, Executive Director, MIT Group of Institutions, said the allegations made by one of the girls and her family members lacked substance.