School teacher booked for molesting girl students

School teacher booked for molesting girl students
School teacher booked for molesting girl students

A government school teacher was Tuesday arrested for allegedly molesting girl students near Nawanshahr, police said.

Sulakhan Singh (51), was booked under Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 10 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, they added.

Section 10 of the POCSO Act deals with crime coming under the category of “aggravated sexual assault”.

The case was registered following a complaint against the drawing teacher by the mother of one of the victims, police said.

On Saturday, the accused had sexually harassed two girls in the staff room of the Government High School Mehrampur. The victims reported the matter to their parents after school hours, police said.

On Monday, the girls’ parents along with their panchayat heads and other villagers reached the school and took the accused to task who then confessed to his crime and the police were informed, they said.

The teacher, a widower who has a son and a daughter, was arrested immediately, they added.

The accused’s drawing and disbursing officer Palwinder Kumari ensured that appropriate action would be taken against him. PTI