Guwahati: A government school headmistress in Assam’s Goalpara district was arrested on Monday for allegedly carrying meat to school for lunch.
The headmistress identified as Dalima Nessa, works at the Hurkachungi ME School in Goalpara district of Assam.
According to sources, Nessa allegedly brought beef to the school on the day of Gunotsav in Assam.
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 the official, the arrest was conducted after the school management committee filed a complaint.
The headmistress was brought in for questioning the next day, after a complaint was filed against her.
She is currently in judicial custody.