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Sexual harassment: Teacher suspended

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 April 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From A Reporter

SHILLONG, April 16: In an alleged case of sexual harassment on a female student, a teacher of Jawahar vodaya Vidyalaya Nongstoin, West Khasi Hills district has been termited from his service. The Deputy Commissioner of West Khasi Hills Arunkumar Kemphavi, who is also Chairman of the JNV School, said that an FIR has not been registered however he has recommended the JNV Samiti Shillong to file an FIR against the teacher for his alleged involvement in the case. The female student had reported the matter to the Executive Magistrates during a routine inspection and based on his initial inquiry report a committee was constituted comprising of Extra Assistant Commissioner, District Social Welfare Officer and Deputy Labour commissioner, West Khasi Hills district. After the committee confirmed that there was sexual harassment, the teacher was then termited from service. The office of the Deputy Commissioner of West KHasi Hills District has recommended the JNV Samiti Shillong to lodge an FIR against the teacher under relevant provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO), 2012.

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