|Ex-vice principal convicted for harassing dalit employee|
|Press Trust of India / New Delhi July 16, 2012, 17:36|
"Consequently, Jain is held guilty and convicted for the offences punishable under Section 3(1)(X) of the SC/ST Act and Section 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) of IPC. He be taken into judicial custody," the court said.
The court, however, acquitted three other school staffers Baru Singh, R P Sharma and Kaniya Lal Singhal on the ground that the prosecution and the complainant has failed to prove their case against them.
The prosecution said that the very first day when Singh joined the school in December 2007, the vice principal asked him about his caste and after coming to know that his was a scheduled caste, he told him that he was not going to take water from him and asked him to work as sweeper and cleaner.