BERIPADA: A school headmaster was arrested on the charges of misbehaving with a minor Dalit girl in a residential school in Badampahad area of Mayurbhanj district. Bhandan Sevashram headmaster Krupasindhu Dalai (45) has been produced in the court and remanded in judicial custody on Sunday.
Police said Dalai, a native of Bahugram village under Udala police limits, allegedly molested the 13-year-old girl who is a student of Class VII. He, however, let her go when the cook of the school spotted him and raised an alarm.
A case was registered against the headmaster following the complaint of the girl. As soon as the news spread, tension ran high in the area as the locals besieged the school demanding dismissal of the headmaster and stringent action against him. They were pacified after the local officials assured them to look into the safety of the students.