Bathinda, May 1: Four employees of the Akal University here have been terminated following an incident where girls in one of the hostels in the campus were allegedly asked to strip by a warden.
The hostel warden asked the girls to strip "to check who among them had dumped a used sanitary pad in the hostel washroom".
Girls students at the varsity staged a protest here on Tuesday after the warden of the on-campus hostel allegedly asked them to strip in order to check who was menstruating and could have dumped a used sanitary pad in the toilet.
Bathinda: Girl students at Akal University continued protests yesterday after girls in one of the hostels on the campus were allegedly asked to strip by warden to check who among them had allegedly dumped a sanitary pad in toilet. 2 security guards & 2 wardens terminated. #Punjab pic.twitter.com/P6OLbROfMg
— ANI (@ANI) May 1, 2019
Two security guards and two wardens were terminated following the incident.
"We received a complaint from the students following which a committee was set up and four employees were immediately terminated," said MS Johal, Dean, Academics, Akal University.
"We are trying to maintain a healthy relationship and two-way communication with the students so that such incidents do not occur again," Johal added.
Last year, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had ordered transfer of two teachers at a government school in Fazilka district for stripping school girls in a similar incident.
Students forced to strip over used sanitary pad, protests erupt in Punjab college