The girls sustained injuries, and two suffered fractured arms
Sixteen girls of a government-run school were allegedly beaten up by the warden of their hostel at Rajbagh for "refusing to clean her room", following which the authorities put her under suspension.
"The students, belonging to Gujjar and Bakerwal communities, were on Thursday roughed up by their hostel's warden for refusing to clean her room. The girls sustained injuries in the assault and two of them suffered fractures in their arms," a police official said.
"Sixteen girls were beaten up and injured by the warden. All of them were discharged after necessary treatment," the official said.
The warden has been suspended by the authorities concerned and an FIR registered against her, he said.
Taking strong note of the incident, Director School Education Kashmir Shah Faesal placed the warden under suspension. She has been attached with Chief Education Office, Ganderbal, an official of the Education department said.