Berhampur, March 10 (LocalWire): A teacher of a government-run residential high school was arrested on Saturday evening for molesting a Class X student in his house in Panigaon in Kandhamal district.
Kasinath Behera, headmaster-in-charge and also the superintendent of the hostel, was arrested on the basis of a complaint filed on Saturday, by the father of the victim, after completion of her matric examinations.
Inspector-in charge-of Phulbani Sadara Police Station, RK Sahu said Behera, 41, was also booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.
The district Collector asked the District Welfare Officer to inquire into the complaint filed by the minor’s family. Based on the report, the Collector, Brundha D, suspended the headmaster-in-charge.
Police said the teacher allegedly outraged the modesty of the girl last Thursday when she went to his residential quarters to telephone her parents. She returned to disclose the incident to her hostelmates. ‘The matron was also found guilty since she allowed the girl to go to Behera’s home,’ said DWO, Charulata Mallick.
‘We have arrested the head master after the completion of the high school certificate examination, as he was the centre superintendent. Moreover, the victim was also a candidate of the matric examination,’ said police.
The statement of the victim was also recorded before the magistrate and the teacher forwarded to court, police added.