Teacher in police custody for ‘molesting’ schoolgirls

A special court on Wednesday remanded the visiting faculty member of an English-medium school,held for allegedly molesting about 22 Class V students,isn two days’ police custody.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Updated: April 17, 2014 2:08 pm

A special court on Wednesday remanded the visiting faculty member of an English-medium school,held for allegedly molesting about 22 Class V students,isn two days’ police custody.

Following a complaint lodged by school authorities on Tuesday,the Chatushringi police had arrested the suspect – Dr Pradip Balwant Gothaskar (45) – under Sections 7,9 (f),10 of Protections of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

The teacher happens to be a resident of Panchavati,Pashan.

Police had on Wednesday produced Gothaskar in the court of Additional Sessions Judge Vinay Joshi. Police said that custodial interrogation of Gothaskar was required to know whether he was helped by any person in committing the crime.

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