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Chennai school teacher held under POCSO Act for sexually harassing students

Following a tip-off, District Child Protection Unit officials held inquiries in the school and lodged a complaint with an All Women Police Station in the city, a police release said.

Four of the accused are residents of Uttar Pradesh and one is from Uttarakhand, officers said. (Representational image)

A 45-year-old school teacher in the city was on Wednesday arrested for sexual harassment of students over a period of four months, police said.

The man had sent obscene messages to students, touched them inappropriately and had sexually harassed children, police added.

Following a tip-off, District Child Protection Unit officials held inquiries in the school and lodged a complaint with an All Women Police Station in the city, a police release said.

Police officials held inquiries and a probe led to a disclosure that the teacher had sexually harassed students since March. He had also sent obscene messages to them over phone.

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A case was registered against the teacher under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and he was arrested.

First published on: 30-06-2022 at 07:16:01 am
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