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Music teacher allegedly molests five girls

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New Delhi: A 38-year-old music teacher of a government school in Northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri was arrested here today for allegedly molesting five girls of the institution while 18 men and five women were also arrested after a protest over the issue turned violent.

A police constable was injured while two government vehicles were damaged in stone pelting by angry protesters, police said.

The accused, identified as Vijay Kumar, who used to teach music in A-block Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, Jahangirpuri, was arrested in the afternoon after the victims’ parents and locals staged an angry protest alleging that he had molested the girls.


“A case under section 354 IPC (molestation) and POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) has been registered against the accused at Mahindra Park police station and investigations are on,” said a senior police official.

Kumar had allegedly molested the girls while taking their music class yesterday. They went home and then narrated the incident to their parents who reached the school in the morning to meet the principal. They demanded immediate action against the teacher and also insisted on meeting him.

“The parents claim that instead of cooperating with them or taking action, the school Principal threatened against going to police and asked them to leave the premises,” the official said.

“At around 11 AM, the parents started to protest outside the school shouting slogans against its administration. They were soon joined by locals and gradually, the protest turned violent as they started pelting stones and bricks on the school building”, the official said.

“They tried to damage the school property and when police reached the spot, they clashed with police as well damaging two government vehicles. One constable sustained injuries after he was hit by a stone,” said a senior police official.

Senior police official soon rushed to the spot and the situation was brought under control in around two hour after additional force was deployed in the area. Police also had to shut down the market surrounding the school due to the ruckus.

“We have arrested 18 men and five women and a case for rioting, damage to public property, obstructing government official in performing duty and attempt to commit culpable homicide has been registered against them,” the official said.

Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, where the incident took place operates in two shifts. The morning shift from 7 AM to 1 PM is for girls and from 1 PM to 6 PM for the boys. Following the clash, the school was shut down for the latter part of the day.

Music teacher allegedly molests five girls
New Delhi, Apr 29 (PTI) A 38-year-old music teacher of a
government school in Northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri was
arrested here today for allegedly molesting five girls of the
institution while 18 men and five women were also arrested
after a protest over the issue turned violent.
A police constable was injured while two government
vehicles were damaged in stone pelting by angry protesters,
police said.
The accused, identified as Vijay Kumar, who used to teach
music in A-block Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, Jahangirpuri, was
arrested in the afternoon after the victims’ parents and
locals staged an angry protest alleging that he had molested
the girls.
“A case under section 354 IPC (molestation) and POCSO
(Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) has been
registered against the accused at Mahindra Park police station
and investigations are on,” said a senior police official.
Kumar had allegedly molested the girls while taking their
music class yesterday. They went home and then narrated the
incident to their parents who reached the school in the
morning to meet the principal. They demanded immediate action
against the teacher and also insisted on meeting him.
“The parents claim that instead of cooperating with them
or taking action, the school Principal threatened against
going to police and asked them to leave the premises,” the
official said.