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Pune: Coaching institute teacher held for molesting minor

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Pune: A 54-year-old teacher was arrested and booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for trying to molest a 10-year-old in Pune. The girl, a Class IV student of a local school, had complained to her mother that the coaching class teacher has been touching her inappropriately.

According to the FIR lodged by the mother, her daughter is enrolled in a coaching class run by one Rajesh Joshi. Noticing that her daughter has been skipping tuitions for the last 3-4 days, she asked her what was wrong when the girl narrated the story.

Ratna Sawant, the police inspector of Pimpri, told Fress Press Journal, “The mother had also met parents of kids who had left the coaching centre mid-way. Many mother had the same complaint.”


The cops produced the accused in court on Monday, the judge sending him to two days police custody.