Hailakandi, April 29: A science teacher of Kalibari Higher Secondary School of Karimganj district has been arrested in Hailakandi on Thursday evening for allegedly molesting a class nine student.
The officer in charge of Hailakandi sadar police station Ampee Daolagupu informed the media that they have registered a case number 137/22 under section 354(A), 294 and section 12 of POCSO Act.
The teacher has been identified as Ananda Swarup and he has been arrested after the father of the victim girl filed FIR in sadar police station.
Police were informed about the incident when local residents gathered in the rented house of the teacher in the college road area of the town after the victim complaint that she has been called by the teacher who allegedly tried to molest her, Daolagupu said.
The local residents handed over the teacher to police after allegedly beating him. The police further informed that the teacher is a resident of Sonbeel Kalibari area under Ratabari constituency of Karimganj district and stays in a rented house in Hailakandi where he gives private tuition to the students.