Teacher held for molesting girls

ST CORRESPONDENT
Friday, 17 May 2019

According to police, the incident has been taking place since last month and it came to light on May 8. The accused teacher used to molest the girls in the class as well as during breaks. He threatened them of dire consequences if they revealed the incident to anyone.

PUNE: Teacher of a government school has been arrested by Vimantal police station for allegedly sexually abusing 12 girls of Class VI.

Based on a complaint from an education extension officer on Wednesday, police arrested the 42-year-old teacher. A special court on Thursday remanded him to police custody till May 18.

According to police, the incident has been taking place since last month and it came to light on May 8. The accused teacher used to molest the girls in the class as well as during breaks. He threatened them of dire consequences if they revealed the incident to anyone.

He has been charged for offences under sections 354 (outraging modesty of woman), 354 (sexual harassment), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

Police Sub-Inspector CS Chaudhary is further investigating the case.

The accused used to molest the girls in the class as well as during breaks. He threatened them of dire consequences if they revealed the incident.

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