A school teacher in Assam’s Morigaon district has been arrested on charges of sexually harassing a minor student.
According to sources, the teacher, identified as Bhaben Nath, allegedly sexually harassed a student of 8th standard on many occasions.
Family members and locals of the victim girl have alleged that Nath had been committing the crime for the past one year, sources said.
Nath was arrested on Thursday afternoon based on the complaint by family members.
Police said that Nath is currently being interrogated and further legal proceedings will be initiated soon.
Dr. Surajit Bhagawati, the principal, was taken into custody by Assam police from the residence of his sister where he had been in hiding.
Two female teachers of the college had reportedly filed separate complaints with the police against the principal for humiliating and sexually harassing them.