Temporary Teacher Sexually Abuses 5 Girls of SC School
By Express News Service | Published: 26th January 2014 07:36 AM |
Tension prevailed at an Adi Dravidar Welfare school at Kondal village near Sirkazhi town in the district as angry parents besieged the institution after a nine-year-old student complained of sexual harassment by a temporary staffer. The accused was nabbed by police later in the day.
Sources said the matter came to light on Friday after a girl student refused to go to school. Though her parents convinced her to attend classes, the girl returned home complaining that Moovendhan, a temporary staff, had been sexually harassing her.
The girl also told her parents that four other girls too had experienced the same ordeal at the hands of the temporary staffer.
The news spread like wild fire and parents besieged the school seeking action against Moovendan.
On information, Sirkazhi police rushed to the spot, held talks and pacified the agitating parents. Subsequently, based on the assurance from the police personnel of appropriate action, parents withdrew their stir.
As Moovendan went into hiding soon after the incident, police launched a manhunt and apprehended him from an area near Vaitheeswarankoil on Friday.
Sources said the accused was booked under Sections 4 and 8 of the POCSO act (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012).
Bid to Rape Student
Meanwhile, in Villupuram, a 24-year-old youth was arrested for attempting to rape a class XI girl at Vakkur near Villupuram on Friday.
Sources at Vakkur said, Sathish (24), a carpenter from Vakkur hamlet in Villupuram, had been wooing 16-year-old Saranya (name changed), a class XI student of a government school in Sithalampattu for the past three months.
On Thursday evening, when Saranya was returning home from school, Sathish stopped her near a sugarcane field and asked her to marry him. When she turned down his proposal, Sathish attempted to rape her.
A special police team arrested Sathish from Vakkur hamlet on Friday afternoon. He was later remanded to the Villupuram sub-jail.
In Tirupur, Arumugam (50), a daily wage worker, was arrested for sexually abusing a minor girl who used to play in front of his house, on Friday. The 12-year-old girl’s grandmother caught the man red-handed and raised an alarm. The Avinashi All Women Police Station filed a case and remand him.
Rapist Trio Blackmails Student, Held
Dharmapuri: Three persons were arrested for allegedly raping and blackmailing a college student, here on Saturday. Mathesh (23) had entered into a physical relationship with Kaviya (name changed) after promising to marry her. However, he married another woman. Mathesh, who had videos of Kaviya in compromising positions, used to threaten her that he would make public the clips if she refused to continue the relationship. Mathesh, along with his friends Sakthivel (25) and Jayavel (24), began blackmailing Kaviya and demanded `10,000. Frustrated over the trio’s threats, she lodged a complaint with the police. Based on the complaint, police arrested the trio.