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TN school teacher arrested under Pocsco Act for sexual harassment of 10-year girl

- March 22, 2022

Chennai, March 22 (IANS)

A 46-year-old Government school teacher in Tamil Nadu was arrested under Pocso Act after a complaint was raised against him by a 10-year-old girl of the same school that he had sexually misbehaved with her.

The teacher was arrested on Monday and lodged in prison.

The ten-year-old girl had lodged a complaint with the school headmaster who reported it to the police. The police on the investigation along with a child counselor spoke with the child who confirmed that he had sexually misbehaved with her.

The 46-year-old who was a   teacher with a Government school near Annur was sent on deputation to a nearby school.  Police said that two days after he had joined the new school a class V  student complained that the teacher sexually misbehaved with her.

Child psychologist and Professor at a Private Medical College in Chennai, Dr. Sukanya Chandran while speaking to IANS said, “The instances of teachers misbehaving with the children are on a high. Another factor is that the awareness quotient among the children is high and they report to the parents or teachers on this. This helps the child overcome the trauma after proper counseling at the early stages and the perpetrators of the crime are given strict punishment after the Pocso Act is implemented.”