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Death of teacher: DC Jammu marks enquiry to know if Presentation Convent forced teachers to attend school

Last Updated on May 12, 2021 at 4:28 pm

After a social media outburst over the death of a teacher of prominent Presentation Convent Jammu due to Covid-19 and alleged order of the school authorities forcing the teachers to attend the school, Deputy Commissioner has marked an enquiry into the incident.

Neelu Varinder, a Music teacher of St Mary’s Presentation Convent School, Jammu died because of Covid-19. On Sunday, a handful of relatives along with volunteers from a local organisation performed the last rites of the school teacher.

According to her colleagues, Neelu Varinder was regularly attending her school duties as late as April 26 against her wishes.  J&K government had issued orders that the teachers were not required to attend the school and can teach online. The orders were issued following a rapid rise in Covid cases in the UT.

In contrast, the school teachers privately revealed the school Principal had directed the staff members to remain present in the school and work from there ignoring all government.

Several teachers claimed along with Neelu Varidner few other staff members and students who had attended their practical examinations also tested positive and were undergoing treatment.

There was an outrage on social media against the school where netizens demanded strict action against the school and its principal.

After several users asked on social media to look into the matter, Deputy Commissioner of Jammu Anshul Garg has ordered an enquiry into the incident.