New Delhi: In a bizarre incident, a school teacher in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh chopped off hair of seven girl students. The girls are students of Class 9 and 10 of a government school.

Vindicating his brutal act, the teacher claimed he had warned the students that they “come to school for study and not to show off long hair”.

“A student should remain as simple as possible. I had given them warnings,” he said.

The teacher has been detained and booked under IPC Sections 352, 509 and Section 23 of the Juvenile Justice Act.

The police have launched an investigation into the matter.