Malappuram, February 23: In a shocking case from Kerala's Malappuram, Police officials on Tuesday arrested a government teacher for allegedly sexually assaulting two minor boys of primary class. VK Ashraf, a resident of Vallikkunnu, was arrested on the basis of a complaint by children's parents. During investigations, it was revealed that 50-year-old school teacher was also arrested in 2011 for sexually abusing four minors in a government school in Uttar Pradesh. Gujarat: Teachers Caught Kissing, Cuddling in Government School Classroom in Dahod, Inquiry Ordered; Watch Video.
Police personnel while speaking to The News Minute told that the accused was arrested in 2011 but was released after the students changed their statement before the court. As Ashraf was terminated from UP school, he was appointed as teach in Mallapuram district. The co-ordinator of Non-Government Organisation (NGO) told TNM that POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) didn't come into effect when the accused was first arrested. Andhra Pradesh Teacher Arrested for Making Students Strip as Punishment.
Based on a complaint by parents, Ashraf was booked under relevant sections of the POCSO Act. Currently, the accused is under the police remand. This is not the first that a crime has been reported against a government teacher. Earlier last month, a government school teacher was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh.