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School teacher accused of voyeurism arrested

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TANGLA, July 21: A school teacher who was accused of voyeurism on his next-door neighbour on July 13, was not arrested despite the victim lodging an FIR. But he was finally arrested owing to media outrage on Thursday and forwarded to judicial custody.

Reportedly, Partha Pratim Debsarmah (28), a resident of Balipota village under Mangaldai PS in Darrang district and a teacher of Kunguri LP School of Kokrajhar district, was staying in a rented accommodation at Milanpur area under Tangla PS. Based on an FIR lodged by his neighbour who alleged that the teacher had installed a spy pen camera in her room, Tangla police picked the youth for interrogation and released him the next day after recording his statement. The victim and her father told media persons that the accused and his maternal uncle, a reputed Homeopathic doctor based in Tangla, allegedly offered them a sum of Rs 5 lakh for withdrawing the charges.

However, the victim refused to accept it. Tangla OC, Durgakingkar Sarma said, “We had recovered a pen camera from the place earlier and arrested the youth who has been forwarded to judicial custody.” The accused youth had previously denied the allegations and stated that he was staying in the town for a workshop on Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.). He was booked vide Tangla PS case no.111/18 under sections 353 IPC and 66 IT Act.

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