FROM A CORRESPONDENT
LAKHIMPUR, Jan 6: Sensation prevailed in Lakhimpur following an allegation of sexual harassment on two minor girls by a headmaster of LP School in the district on Saturday. Based on the statement of the victimized girls, the local people raised hue and cry in the school premises, gheraoing the headmaster. Police arrested the accused later.
As per information, Suren Dutta, the headmaster of Madya Telahi LP School under Nowboicha Education Block at harani village under Panigaon Police Station, had been molesting the minor girls during school hours since past few days. He threatened them of punishment if they made his misdeeds public. On Friday, the headmaster allegedly repeated his shameless acts on two minor girls of Class IV. Though one of their classmates saw the incident, it did not come into light at once. At night during dinner, the parents noticed physical illness and mental changes in the girls, who later disclosed everything to their parents.
On Saturday, based on the girls’ statement, hundreds of local people gheraoed the school and caused a law-and-order situation, demanding punishment for the headmaster. As the situation deteriorated, police arrived at the spot and took him to Panigaon Police Station.
The guardians of the girls filed a case against him in the police station. Police arrested him later registering a case vide No. 3/18 under Prevention of Child Sexual Offence (POCSO) Act. However, he denied the allegation terming it a conspiracy against him. There have been various complaints against the headmaster regarding his social dealings, misbehaviour towards juniors and arrogant attitude towards the magement of the school.