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Teacher arrested for obscene act in school

Teacher arrested for obscene act in school

Ambala:A teacher of a government school of Ambala Cantt was today arrested for allegedly indulging in obscene act, police said.

Rajinder Kumar of Government Middle School was arrested following a complaint by several girl students, Suraj Kumar, SHO Ambala Cantt police station said.

After the complaint, members of State Child Protection Council (SCPC) Paramjit Barola, District Child Protection Officer Megha Singla and ACP Pankhuri Kumar visited the school and recorded the statements of 13 girls.

Later, the child line recommended the Ambala Cantt police station to lodge an FIR against the teacher.

An FIR has been registered under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 and more sections of IPC will be added in the FIR once the investigations are complete, the SHO added.

More than half a dozen girl students of class VI to VIII complained that the teacher was allegedly indulging in obscene acts for last several months.

Most of the girl students belong to slum areas.