Liquor Bottles in student’s bag; Three teachers in Kerala to face investigation

Three government school teachers in Kerala have come under the scanner for allegedly ‘hiding’ liquor bottles in the bag of a student on Saturday. The students in Government UP School in Kozhikode’s Chembukadavu were on their way for an excursion to Vismaya Park in Kannur while three teachers allegedly purchased liquor from Mahe and hid them in one student’s bag.

According to Education Department officials, around 52 students belonging to Class 7 and seven teachers were there for the excursion. Divisional Deputy Excise Commissioner (Kozhikode) PK Suresh told that they found the bottles during a routine check while the group was on its way back to Kozhikode. Suresh said,”Two KSBC liquor bottles were found from a bag, which was dumped on top of the students’ bags. But since the quantity of liquor wasn’t much, the teachers will not face any legal issues. We haven’t registered a case against them.”

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Meanwhile, the education department has announced that an investigation will be done about the incident as they have received complaints from several parents. EK Suresh Kumar, the Deputy Director of Education(DDE), said that a report regarding the incident will be submitted by the AEO and the school headmaster. Suresh also added that however, the teachers have denied anything to do with the liquor bottles.

The Principal of the school, Lissy Kurian, also said the that she was unaware of the incident, and it was only brought to her notice by a few parents on Monday. She said,“I hadn’t been there for the tour. I came to know about the incident when parents complained to me on Monday. Though I sought an explanation from the teachers, they denied the allegations. I have informed the matter to the AEO. As per his instructions, the teachers facing the allegation have been directed to stay away from work for three days. I also submitted a detailed report to the AEO on Tuesday.”


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