Tamil Nadu school teacher held under POCSO Act

According to the police, the man had sent obscene messages to students, touched them inappropriately and sexually harassed children.

Tamil Nadu school teacher held under POCSO Act The teacher had sexually harassed students since March.
Press Trust of India | Jun 29, 2022 - 10:41 p.m. IST
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CHENNAI: A 45-year-old school teacher in the city was on Wednesday arrested for sexual harassment of students over a period of four months, police said. The man had sent obscene messages to students, touched them inappropriately and sexually harassed children, police added.

Following a tip-off, District Child Protection Unit officials held inquiries in the school and lodged a complaint with an All Women Police Station in the city, a police release said. Police officials held inquiries and a probe led to a disclosure that the teacher had sexually harassed students since March. He had also sent obscene messages to them over phone. A case was registered against the teacher under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and he was arrested.

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In a similar incident, the police arrested a madrasa teacher in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur for allegedly raping one of his students, a minor. The accused was booked under the Indian Penal Code sections and the POCSO Act.


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