Raigarh: A case has been registered against the principal of a private school for allegedly molesting a 17-year-old girl student in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh, police said today.
The accused is yet to be arrested.
“The case was registered last evening against the principal of Saraswati Shishu Mandir school under Sariya police station limits, based on the complaint lodged by the victim’s relatives,” Raigarh Additional Superintendent of Police UBS Chauhan said.
He was booked under IPC Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and Section 8 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, he added.
As per the complaint, on October 26, the accused had allegedly touched the girl inappropriately and sought sexual favours from her at his chamber promising her good marks in practical examinations for Class XII board exams, the ASP said.
“After reaching home, the girl informed her parents of the matter following which they complained to the school management. However, no action was taken by them,” he said.
Yesterday, the victim’s relatives approached the police and lodged a complaint, he added.
A case has been registered in this connection, the ASP said adding further investigation was on.