27 Mar 2021: Andhra Pradesh: Drunk, abusive school teacher suspended after viral video
The Andhra Pradesh government has suspended a school teacher for allegedly drinking in class before his students whom he also allegedly used to abuse.
The action against him was taken after a video of his misbehavior recently went viral.
Further, one of his students alleged that the teacher forced him to strip as "punishment."
Here are more details on this.
Details: Teacher identified as K Koteswara Rao
K Koteswara Rao, who worked at the Mandal Parishad Primary School in Krishnapuram in Palaka Mandal of the Krishna district, allegedly used to come to the school drunk.
He also consumed alcohol in the presence of his students at school premises.
His misdeeds invited wider attention and sharp criticism after a video of him surfaced on various social media platforms.
Video: Hideous video of the teacher went viral
The video showed Rao eating food in the school staff room while a liquor bottle was kept next to him on a table.
In the clip, he was seen apparently abusing a parent after she questioned him.
He dared the parent to film him and even said he would undress before her.
The woman was also seen encouraging students to speak out against Rao.
Allegations: He kept alcohol bottles in the school washroom, students said
According to reports, the students said that Rao used to keep bottles of alcohol in the washroom or the almirah and regularly drank from them.
He became vulgar and behaved in an objectionable manner after getting drunk, one of the pupils said.
Meanwhile, parents of the school's students said they had been upset over Rao's behavior for some time now.
Other details: Mandal Revenue Officer demands explanation from Rao
A parent, who identified as Renuka, said that they decided to gather video evidence before lodging a complaint.
"We gathered video evidence and complained to the education officials because it is such a bad influence on children," Renuka was quoted as saying.
Notably, the Mandal Revenue Officer has issued a notice to Rao demanding an explanation for his unruly behavior.