Odisha: Headmaster of School Sexually Assaults Class 6 Student; Arrested

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Odisha: Headmaster of School Sexually Assaults Class 6 Student; Arrested

The incident came to light when the victim showed reluctance to go to school for the past few days. After being questioned, the child confided in her uncle.

Mayurbhanj, Dec 13: A headmaster of a school has been arrested for sexually assaulting a Class 6 student in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district. The accused was also beaten by villagers before being handed over to the authorities.

The headmaster has been identified as Tapas Giri, who was the principal of Andala Nodal school. He was caught by locals and was tied to a pole and beaten severely. Police had to rescue Tapas Giri from the irate crowd.

The incident came to light when the victim showed reluctance to go to school for the past few days. After being questioned, the child confided in her uncle.

“The headmaster of the school had been sexually assaulting a Class 6 student since last one month. She later told her family about it. A case has been registered regarding this and he has been arrested,” VK Patel, DIB DSP, Mayurbhanj told ANI.

The headmaster has been booked under the POCSO Act and is in the lock-up.