Mandya (Karnataka), Sept.5: A school principal in Mandya district of Karnataka was suspended for strip-searching 12 girls in a classroom after one of the students lost Rs 100. “On the complaint of students, we initiated action and visited the school today. We have interacted with students and teacher as well. The enquiry is on and if the said teacher proved guilty legal action will be taken against her,” Karnataka State Commission chairperson Manjula Manasa told ANI. Also Read - CM Yediyurappa Rules Out Imposing Lockdown in Karnataka Now, Calls All-party Meet on April 18

According to reports, the incident took place on August 31, when one of the 29 students of the class found that her money was missing. (Also Read: Teachers’ Day 2015: 11 motivating quotes from the teachings of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan) Also Read - Karnataka: Not In Position to Impose Complete Lockdown in State, Says Health Minister Sudhakar

The girl told her classmates that she had lost Rs 100 and asked them about it. The principal went to the class and asked the students but when no girl owned up, she asked the students to close the doors and windows. She then began to frisk the girls individually, but failed to recover the money. The Principal then ordered the students to strip. Also Read - COVID-19: Karnataka to Go Ahead With University Exams, Academic Activities, Says Deputy CM