A teacher was found hanging in a school at Sikti in Bihar’s Araria district on Thursday evening, triggering demands for a high-level probe.

Police said a team was rushed to the school soon after being informed by the school administration about the incident.

“The body was found hanging to the ceiling fan in a room at the middle school Amgachhi and the body was later sent to Araria district hospital for postmortem,” sub inspector (SI) Safeek Khan said, adding that the police will probe the incident from all angles.

He said the deceased has been identified as Gopal Kesri, a resident of Uchla Village under Meerganj police station of Gopalganj district.

The headmaster of the school, Sharan Dev Paswan said the deceased joined the school in 2014 and had been under some stress for the last few weeks. “He was seeking transfer for the last few months,” he said adding,” he added.

Police said the wife of the teacher was also working as a teacher in a nearby school and they have a three-year-old son.

District teachers’ association president Aftab Firoz has demanded a high-level probe into the incident. “We can’t believe the theory of suicide and we want the incident to be looked into,” he said.