Now, Sonepat teacher accuses two colleagues of molestation
Management of city’s top private school denies allegations, says they never received complaint against them in last 2 years; accused employed as music teachers
ROHTAK Police have booked two male teachers of Presidium School in Sonepat for allegedly molesting a female colleague several times for the last six months.
The complainant, a mathematics teacher and a resident of Delhi, filed a complaint with the police that the two accused had been touching her inappropriately and passing lewd comments at her.
The alleged incident took place on the campus of Presidium School, Omaxe City, one of the top private schools in Sonepat. The accused have been identified as dance teachers Navdeep and Karan.
The complainant said she first approached the school principal with her complaint but no action was taken. She then approached the police, after bearing the torture for nearly six months, she said. Based on her complaint, the police have booked the two accused under sections 354-A (sexual harassment) and 34 (common intent of crime) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Murthal station house officer (SHO) Phool Kumar said they are investigating the matter and will question the school principal on why no action was taken on the victim’s complaint.
The incident comes close on the heels of a series of sexual crimes being reported from private schools in Haryana.
Last week, a student was molested by a sweeper in a private school in Panipat, while the cops received an anonymous letter of student alleging gang-rape by two school officials in Sonepat’s Gohana.
The incidents have raised serious questions on security arrangements in private schools, who have now been asked by the state government to install CCTV cameras and build bigger boundary walls for students’ safety.
A school spokesperson denied the allegations, maintaining that the two accused have been working at the school for the last two years and they never received any complaint against them.
She said the complainant teacher was a trainee and her period of deployment was to end soon. She, however, said the school was probing the matter and will bring it to a logical conclusion.
SCHOOL MANAGEMENT SAYS THE COMPLAINANT IS A TRAINEE TEACHER AND HER PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT IS SET TO END SOON