According to a video that has gone viral on the social media, teachers of the Shalijanga Panchayat High School under the Danagadi block took Rs 200 from each of Matric pass-out students against certificate issued to them.
In the video, a Class X student belonging to a poor family narrated his plight as to how his teacher denied giving certificate without payment of Rs 200 and his father took pain to collect the amount.
The Headmaster and an Assistant Teacher of the school are seen telling students that they will not be issued certificates without payment of Rs 200 by each of them. They gave bills mentioning collection of the amount towards development fund.
Meanwhile, students and their parents have sought intervention of higher authorities in the matter.