Five female teachers of a government school in Bakerganj, Barisal have filed charges of sexual harassment against the school headmaster.
The teachers of Chardarial Government Primary School lodged the allegation with the upazila and district offices of the primary education directorate on Sunday.
They appealed to the authorities to take immediate action against headmaster Palash Saha.
While filing the written complaint before the Bakerganj upazila primary education officer (UPEO), one of the teachers said: “Palash Saha had crossed all his limits.”
In the complaint, the victims alleged that Palash would always utter obscene words to them. His conduct with the teachers would indicate illicit meanings, and he would ask them to meet him alone.
UPEO Safiul Alam said: “After receiving the allegations from the victims, a two-member probe committee was formed with Shahida Begum and Tania Rahman. The probe has submitted a report that proves the allegations to be true in the primary investigation. The report will be sent to the higher authorities.”
Meanwhile, the accused headmaster has denied all allegations and said: “When I pointed out their negligence and asked them to be sincere in their duties, they became agitated and filed an allegation of sexual harassment against me.”
Barisal District Primary Education Officer Parvin Begum said action will be taken after receiving the inquiry report of the UPEO.