A teacher was today booked for allegedly molesting a student in a school at Shiroda village near Panaji,police said.
In her complaint,the 14-year-old girl alleged that her teacher Yogesh Khandeparkar molested her twice — once in the classroom and then on the ground during ‘dahi handi’ breaking contest — which had traumatised her,police said.
An offence under section 354 (outraging the modesty of woman) of Indian Penal Code and section 8 of Goa Children’s Act (child abuse and sexual assault) has been registered against Khandeparkar,Ponda police inspector Jivba Dalvi said.
Initially,after being allegedly molested for the first time on August 11,the victim could not muster courage to file a police complaint. An NGO helped her in approaching police and reporting the incident,Dalvi said.