New Delhi: A teacher was arrested on Tuesday (May 25) from Chennai after several girls accused him of sexual harassing them. After several girls voice their opinions on social media the crime against women and children wing of the Chennai Police conducted an investigations against the 59 year old before arresting him.
The investigation showed that the teachers had sent lewd texts to several girl students.
“The teacher was taken into custody for questioning and he was arrested. He was produced before a magistrate today and remanded to judicial custody. He is lodged in Puzhal Central Prison. A case has been registered against him under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and also the Information Technology Act,” a police officer said.
Furthermore, the National Commission of Women and Child Welfare (NCW) has taken a strong view of the matter and asked the state police chief to take strict action against the teacher and send a report on the action taken.
“All the children should be provided with counselling and psycho-social support as children will be under psychological trauma. An action taken report along with the authenticated copies of the relevant documents may kindly be shared with the commission within three days of receipt of the letter,” Dr R G Anand, member of the panel said in a communique to Director General of Police, J K Tripathi.
According to the complaints received, the accused was involved in these sort of activities for a long time even before the first wave of pandemic.
He used to touch girls inappropriately and would later claim that it was an accident.
After classes were closed he resorted to the same behaviour online as he would indulge girl in late night calls and would come in online class with only a towel wrapped around his waist.
Use of words that amounted to verbal sexual harassment of girls in physical classes, touching them inappropriately and later claiming that it was ‘by accident’ formed part of the accusations that were shared in social media.
With inputs from PTI