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#MeToo: TN child rights panel summons 3 Chennai schools

The SCPCR team inspected Maharishi Vidya Mandir and Chettinad Vidyashram after it received complaints from students and alumni.

Published: 30th May 2021 06:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th May 2021 06:54 PM   |  A+A-

Crime Against Children, Child Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Law

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CHENNAI: The State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) has issued summons to the administrators and teachers from three schools in Chennai, following child sexual abuse allegations raised by students and alumni. 

Students from one school have also been summoned.

The SCPCR team led by Saraswathi Rangasamy, chairperson of the commission, inspected Maharishi Vidya Mandir (MVM) and Chettinad Vidyashram after the commission received complaints from students and alumni, SCPCR said in a recent statement.

Administrators and teachers from the schools pertinent to the case have been summoned on June 10 and 8 respectively. Students from MVM, who lodged a complaint, have also been summoned along with school authorities.

Summons have also been issued to concerned authorities from St. George's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, where allegations against a faculty member were raised by former students.

“The commission after getting complaints through e-mail decided to look into the matter. After inquiring, we will submit a report to the government making appropriate recommendations to the respective department heads and the government,” said Rangasamy.



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  • Srini

    Wow! names of Maharishi Vidya Madir, Chetinad Vidyashram and PSBB can be published, but St.Johns Sports Academy will not be published because it is a christian school. How one-sided is this reporting by media!
    3 months ago reply
    • Sandra

      Why are you assuming Christian schools are not being published. Didn’t you read that St George’s School is also being investigated. People like you are the cause of discrimination in India. Change your attitude and live in harmony with the beautiful multicultural communities you’ll have in India. Stay Blessed and peaceful????
      3 months ago reply
      • James

        good job ????????????. You are the type of people who will do very well in life.
        3 months ago reply
  • Rajesh

    Like Nehru's Himalayan Blunder, now we have Modi's Arabian Blunder over Lakshadweep
    3 months ago reply
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