A PRIVATE tutor and his brother were held on Wednesday for allegedly molesting a minor student in Majhergram village in Nadia district and posting her pictures on social networking site Facebook.
The brothers were initially arrested for assaulting the victim’s father when he confronted them. Later, they were produced in a Krishnanagar special court and charged under provisions of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The incident took place at her residence, where she was taught by the accused.
Amit Debnath, and his brother Prabhat Debnath, were arrested by officials of Gangnapur police station. According to the complaint, Amit had molested the girl and taken her pictures with his phone, which he later posted on Facebook.
Late on Tuesday night, the girl’s father went to the teacher’s house and confronted the accused. The two had an argument. “As per the family’s complaint, the girl’s father was beaten up by Amit and Prabhat and he had to be admitted to Ranaghat sub division hospital,” said a police officer.
The accused have been remanded in judicial custody for 14 days.