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New Delhi: A school principal in Tamil Nadu’s Erode district was allegedly forcing six Dalit students to clean a school toilet.

One of the students’ parents has filed a complaint against the school headmistress, and the police are now looking for her. “HM Ms Geetha Rani singled out only SC children to clean the toilet,” the Class V student’s mother said in her complaint, according to NDTV.

She said she learnt of the incident after her son had to be hospitalised with dengue recently.  “When I asked him how he got dengue, my son said he was bitten by mosquitos when he handled bleaching powder and cleaned the toilet daily,” NDTV quoted her saying.

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