Two ITI instructors suspended for 'harassing' students in Goa

The department has also ordered an inquiry into the complaints by students who boycotted their classes yesterday.

Published: 31st October 2017 09:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st November 2017 12:37 AM   |  A+A-

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PANAJI: The Goa government today suspended two instructors of a government ITI in Farmagudi village after students accused them of harassment and extorting money.

Nearly 100 students had filed a complaint before the Craftsman Training Minister Vishwajit Rane against ITI instructor Roque Coelho and group instructor Vishnu Naik.

According to the complaint, Coelho was imposing fine of Rs 10 or Rs 20 on students on various counts like reporting late to their classes, not carrying ID cards, not wearing uniform, incomplete classwork etc, and used to beat them up.

Naik allegedly supported his colleague.

Coelho and Naik were placed under suspension by the Directorate of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

The department has also ordered an inquiry into the complaints by students who boycotted their classes yesterday.

"Following complaints from students, the department director Alexio Da Costa was asked to visit the institute and conduct a preliminary inquiry during which students complained of harassment, abuse, and extortion by Coelho. He was supported by Naik, who was actively involved in the crime. The students said that their sufferings are since the last one year," Rane told PTI.

He said the inquiry found the students' allegations to be prima facie true.

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