Tamil School Teacher detained for sexual Harassment
Tamil School teacher of a famous CBSE school in Chennai was detained on Tuesday following a complaint after allegations of sexual harassment of girl students were raised against him on social media. After the allegations became public, police officers of the crime against women and children wing performed enquiries and a complaint was received against the 59-year old Tamil school teacher.
The police Investigation revealed that the commerce-accountancy Tamil school teacher had sexually harassed girls by sending obscene messages.
Also, a girl student of the same school was sexually molested a few years ago by the same teacher and the parents had lodged a formal complaint to school authorities against the teacher for sending obscene messages and videos to students through WhatsApp.
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“The Tamil school 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.
School authorities were also questioned.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) said it has taken a serious view of the matter and asked the state police chief to take strict action against the Tamil Nadu 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.
A district child protection unit officer said a notice has been sent by the Tamil Nadu Commission for Protection of Child Rights to the school seeking an explanation.