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Minor Girl Alleges Sexual Harassment By Teacher


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02 February 2017

Tapan Das


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Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, a minor girl has brought sexual harassment allegation against a government school teacher here on Thursday.

According to police complaint, the incident happened at Kapilaprasad High School in the old town area of the city.

On the basis of the complaint, the incident took place on January 11 and FIR was lodged on the next day, but no action taken against the accused yet.

The victim, a class VIII student, also alleged that attempts were made to suppress the matter.

“Sir had held my hand when I went to ask him about a question during Hindi exam. He held me tight and said you have to do this if want to study here. I had also informed our headmaster and my mom but the school has suppressed the matter,” the victim alleged.

After police failed to take any action, the family of the victim knocked the door of Child Welfare Committee (CWC) seeking justice.

“We had lodged FIR at Airfield police station on January 12 and also approached the District Education Officer, DCPO but no action has been taken yet. Finally, we informed to Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and they assured that they will take action after inquiry.”

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Victim's Mother