Punjab Primary School Teacher Booked For Alleged Sexual Abuse Of 3 Girls

Punjab Primary School Teacher Booked For Alleged Sexual Abuse Of 3 Girls

Police said the mothers of minor girls grew suspicious when they refused to go to school all of a sudden and on being questioned, they narrated the incident.

PTIUpdated: Friday, January 05, 2024, 10:07 PM IST
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Amritsar: Police have booked a government primary school teacher for alleged sexual abuse of three girls aged around 10 years, officials said on Friday. The director of the Punjab school education department (primary) suspended the teacher during the day. The accused took off after the matter was reported to the school head and is on the run, they said.

FIR registered

SHO of Majitha police station Amolak Singh said the FIR was registered on Wednesday under section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 354A (sexual harassment) of the IPC and relevant provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Police in search of perpetrators

The school is located in a village in the Majitha area, he said. The families of the minor girls have alleged that the accused often forced them to touch his private parts after placing a notebook on his lap in the classroom, according to the police officials. The SHO said police teams have been dispatched to nab the man. Police said the mothers of minor girls grew suspicious when they refused to go to school all of a sudden and on being questioned, they narrated the incident.

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