Chennai, Dec 27 (BPNS)
The Tamil Nadu police have arrested a Taikwando coach engaged on a temporary basis in a school hostel for sexual harassment of minor girls. The Peramballur All Women Police arrested Dharmarajan (33) under sections 7 and 8 of the POCSO Act on Monday and the coach was remanded in judicial custody.
The coach was arrested following a complaint by the Peramballur district Child Welfare Committee.
Police said that the children had complained to the Peramballur district sports officer, Peramballur Suresh (48) that the coach was misbehaving with them and indulging in sexual activities. However, the District sports officer failed to act and the All Women Police booked him under the POCSO Act. The police are however yet to arrest the sports officer.
The District Sports Officer was booked under Section 21 (1) of the POCSO Act for not acting on the complaint and not bringing the matter before the police.