7 government school teachers arrested for molesting students

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Friday, 8 November 2019

7 government school teachers were held for allegedly molesting 2 Class nine students in Chhattisgarh's Balodabazar district, police said on Friday.

Balodabazar: 7 government school teachers were held for allegedly molesting 2 Class nine students in Chhattisgarh's Balodabazar district, police said on Friday.

The Kasdol police on Thursday held Devendra Khunte (38), Rameshwar Prasad Sahu (44), Rupnarayan Sahu (36), Mahesh Kumar Verma (37), Dinesh Kumar Sahu (38), Chadan Das Baghel (39) and Lalram Bervansh, all teachers at Government Higher Secondary School in Marda village, station house officer Kasdol Dinbandhu Uikey said.

In January 2018, Khunte had taken school students on a picnic, after which he allegedly took one of the girls home and molested her, the authority said.

While Rameshwar Prasad allegedly made obscene calls to another girl student, 5 other accused also allegedly passed objectionable comments on the girls, he stated quoting the complaint.

Whenever the victims tried to complain about them, the suspect allegedly threatened to fail them in exams, he said.

On Thursday, parents of the2 victims raised the issue at the school management committee meeting and informed the principal about it.

2 separate FIRs were registered against the accused under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (prevention of atrocities) Act, the SHO said.

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