A teacher was beaten up by parents of municipal schoolchildren on Tuesday for his alleged attempt to molest a 13-year-old girl student.
The girl,who studies in Class VII of municipal school-277 in Dindoli area,alleged that Dipak Chaudhary,a teacher of municipal school-146,tried to molest her when she visited her brothers school to take him home with her.
The girl took leave from school to join her parents for a family programme.
She went to the staff room to seek permission and saw Chaudhary sitting alone busy with his cellphone. The girl alleged that he was watching a porn video and also shared the clip with her.
The girl somehow managed to escape and went home. She informed her parents about the incident.
Girls father Kiran Patil along with a group of 200 people gathered in the school premises and beat the teacher.
The school principal was also manhandled by the mob when he tried to stop them.
Later,Limbayat police rushed to the spot and took the teacher to police station along with Patil and the victim .
Police arrested the teacher after a complaint was lodged in this regard by victims father.
Surat Municipal School Board chairperson Atul Patel said,We will carry out an inquiry into the incident and match with the police investigation report. If the teacher is found guilty we will take strict action against him. We have already transferred the teacher to other school till the inquiry report turns u.
Limbayat police inspector L B Zala said, We have lodged a complaint and also seized the teachers cellphone.