Pathsala: A varsity teacher allegedly made a 20-year-old girl student do squats holding ears on the verandah of the classrooms at Bhattadev University at Pathsala in Lower Assam’s Bajali district.

A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.

The female teacher, identified as Jayshree Das, who teaches Education at the university, forced the student to do squats for allegedly making objectionable comments against her in a WhatsApp group.

When contacted, Jayshree Das said that she had punished the student for humiliating her.

“The girl who was in the video is our student. I was very strict during exam duty. So, she made derogatory remarks against me and my family in a WhatsApp group. That’s why I punished her,” Das told Northeast Now.

The incident has sparked massive outrage in the Bajali area with individuals and organisation demanding action against the teacher.

Strongly condemning the incident, the AJYCP’s Bajali district committee demanded immediate action against Das.      

The student said that the incident impacted her in a big way and she had been mentally disturbed ever since.

“I could not sleep as the incident has left me extremely disturbed,” said the student.

Sources said the varsity authorities are likely to initiate an inquiry into the incident on Monday.

Sasanka Talukdar

Sasanka Talukdar is Northeast Now Correspondent in Pathsala. He can be reached at: sasanka140@gmail.com