A Hindu teacher in Morena has accused the principal of a Christian school of molesting her and also pressuring her to convert to Christianity.
The 31-year-old teacher filed a complaint with the Civil Lines Police Station, Morena, on Tuesday, alleging that Fr Dilip Nanda, in early 40s, keeps pressuring her to have illicit relations with him.
The complainant alleged that along with sister Brigette, the principal over the four-and-a-half years also tried to coerce her to change her faith. Her husband, also a teacher in the same school, accompanied her to the police station.
The couple alleged that the principal used to threaten them that they will be sacked if they spoke against him.
A few days ago, the principal had filed an application in the same police station apprehending that the couple could lodge a complaint against him by cooking up some charges.
Civil Lines Police Station in-charge Amit Singh Bhadoria told The Indian Express that the police could not have acted on the principal’s hypothetical application.
Bhadoria said the police have booked the principal under Section 354 of the IPC and Sections 3 and 4 of the M P Freedom of Religion Act. Sister Brigette has also been booked under the anti-conversion law.
The police searched the father’s possible hideouts on Tuesday and early Wednesday but could not take him in custody. Bhadoria said the police will also investigate all aspects of the case.