Man Accused of Assaulting Principle Arrested

  July 1, 2023 By: INSEC

Law enforcement authorities have arrested Mr. Santaveer Tamang, a 38-year-old resident of Ainselukhark Rural Municipality-2, Bakachol, on the grounds of physically assaulting Mr. Bal Bahadur Dahal, the 57-year-old principal of the Bouddha Basic School in Bakachol. The incident occurred within the premises of the school on June 28th.

Mr. Manjeel Mukarung, the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) at the District Police Office, confirmed that the assault took place following allegations that Mr. Dahal had enlisted his own associates during the process of hiring teachers on contractual terms.

Upon receipt of a formal complaint filed by the victim on June 28th, Mr. Dahal, the accused was apprehended for investigation. The arrest was carried out in Diktel Bazar, Majhuwagadhi Municipality-1, Diktel Rupakot, as the accused resides in Ainselukhark Rural Municipality-2, Bakachol.

As per the information provided by the school administration, the recruitment of teachers was carried out in adherence to the decision made by the executive committee of the village. Mr. Kumar Tamang has been appointed under the relief quota.

It is important to note that teachers are recognized as human rights defenders, as stated in the 1998 Declaration on Human Rights Defenders.

Taranath Phuyal