Updated: October 6, 2021 8:56:13 am
CHANDRAPUR Police have arrested a 56-year-old teacher for allegedly sexually assaulting seven minor girls in a village in the district.
The teacher was arrested on Monday after the village erupted in anger when they got to know about the teacher’s act, and gathered at the school.
“One of the girls had recently told her mother about her ordeal. Her mother told other residents of the village about it. It was revealed that the teacher had also exploited six other girls. The villagers then went to the school on Monday to confront the teacher, who took refuge inside a room. A fellow teacher informed the police about the villagers’ angry reaction. Police reached the village and arrested the teacher after registering an offence against him under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act,” said a senior police officer.
He added, “The accused is a teacher at a zilla parishad school. The school has classes up to Class 5 and all seven girls, whom he allegedly sexually exploited, belong to Class 5 and are between 10 and 11 years old… while two girls have complained that the teacher had sexual intercourse with them, five girls said he used to touch them inappropriately”.
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