Three hostel workers of a Girls’ Higher Secondary School in Palayamkottai, were axed on Monday, after a section of parents complained that a hostel worker allegedly tortured some students.
The school is functioning under the control of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department, runs a hostel on its premises. Most of the inmates are from distant places. Three temporary women workers including the warden had been working in the hostel.
On Monday morning, a section of parents came to the school with their wards, complaining that some girls staying at the hostel were allegedly tortured by a hostel worker. Parents said that on Friday, a sanitary napkin was found in the bathroom of the hostel Subsequently, an enquiry was held with the girls, who were staying in the hostel over the incident.
Parents alleged that a hostel worker tortured some girl students of 10th, 11th and 12th, standards by asking them to remove their dresses. In the evening, after the classes were over, the girls went back to their houses and narrated the humiliation meted out to them by the workers at the hostel.
HR and CE Assistant Commissioner M Kannadasan conducted an inquiry and sent out the staff immediately.