Yet another complaint of molestation involving a male teacher of a Government Girls Higher Secondary School has been reported here on Thursday.
The economics teacher, Subramanian (51), of Suseela Bai Govt Girls Higher Secondary School on Vysial Street allegedly attempted to molest two Class XII students a couple of days ago. The victims approached the Child Welfare Committee and gave a complaint.
Sources said the teacher asked five girls of the school to come to the school on the pretext of special coaching for the exam. He made two of the girls sit in a class room and the other three in another class room. Subramanian then attempted to misbehave with the two girls. The girls managed to escape from the clutches of the teacher. One of the girl students is a topper in the school.
Sources said the teacher has been abusing the girl students for more than a year and the students were warned by him that if they reveal it to anybody then he would ensure their failure in the public examination. The same teacher was involved in the molestation of several other students of the school in the past.
Students did not inform it to their parents as they feared that their parents would tell them to discontinue studies. Now they decided to come out in the open as their plus two course was over and the examinations were coming to an end.
One of the girls narrated the incident to a student union leader, who in turn asked her to approach the Child Welfare Committee (CWC). The girls then submitted a written complaint to the CWC. The statements of the girls were also recorded. CWC chairperson Vidyaa Ramkumar told Express that a request to file an FIR against the teacher will be lodged with the Director General of Police on Friday.
Meanwhile, Students Federation of India (SFI) Puduchery unit secretary A Anand submitted a memorandum to the CWC chairperson and Collector Dr S B Deepak Kumar, IAS, seeking stringent action against the teacher as per the law and his immediate removal from service.
The SFI leader also added that the administration and the education department have not been taking strict action against the teachers involved in sexual abuse of girls. Only strict action as per the law as well as dismissal of the teachers involved in such acts will deter them, the leader said.