A government school headmistress in Assam’s Goalpara district was arrested on Monday for reportedly bringing meat to school for lunch.
The 56-year-old was charged with violating Indian Penal Code sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on the basis of religion, race, place of birth, or residence) and 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to offend religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs).
According to a district police officer, the arrest was conducted after the school administration committee filed a complaint.
Headmistress feeding beef to other staff
“The school management committee reported she had brought meat to school for lunch and was feeding it to some staff members, which made them feel uncomfortable,” he said. He went on to say that the occurrence in the school had “upset both faith communities.”
The event occurred on Saturday at the annual Gunotsav program of the state government. After a complaint was lodged against her, the headmistress was summoned for interrogation the next day. She is currently detained by the authorities.