SRINAGAR: A government primary school in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda was locked down by the residents of Chanti village after a teacher was discovered drunk during school hours. The incident, which occurred on Saturday, was captured on video and circulated on social media, prompting officials to launch an investigation against the accused teacher, Bikram Singh. According to villagers, Singh had asked students to bring him a glass so that he could consume alcohol inside the school premises. When confronted by the villagers, Singh caused a commotion in his inebriated state, as per Gajoth Panchayat Devinder Kotwal, the village head.
“The accused teacher had a few more bottles of alcohol in his possession,” said village head. “He has repeated this behavior in the past and has been warned by the education department. It is essential to deal with this alcoholic teacher strictly to ensure the safety of the students,” Kotwal added. The Additional Deputy Commissioner of Bhaderwah, Dilmir Chowdhary, commented that carrying liquor to the workplace and being inebriated is not an ideal behaviour for a government official, especially a teacher. After receiving a written complaint from the villagers, the police have taken note of the situation.
ASP Bhadarwah Kameshwar Puri has confirmed that a complaint has been registered regarding the incident and action will be taken in accordance with the law. Meanwhile, Additional Deputy Commissioner Chowdhary has stated that if the individual in the social media video is indeed a teacher, they will be subjected to a thorough investigation and will face severe consequences. The authorities have initiated an inquiry into the matter.