The government school teacher accused of molesting school students was arrested here on Friday. The arrest was based on a complaint forwarded by Child Welfare Committee chairperson Vidyaa Ramkumar.
Subramanian (51), of Suseela Bai Govt Girls Higher Secondary School on Vysial Street allegedly tried to molest two girls of the school after asking them to come to the school on the pretext of special classes for the examination a couple of days ago. But the girls escaped and told one of their friends about the incident. She in turn asked them to approach the CWC. The CWC recorded their statement and approached the police with the complaint.
The teacher was charged under sections 9 and 10 (non-bailable) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act of 2012 (POCSO). Earlier in the day, Students Federation of India (SFI) activists and Women’s Wing activists went to the residence of the teacher at Awainagar in Lawspet. Police rushed to spot and prevented them and others from entering the premises. The students withdrew, but after police left, they barged into the teacher’s house and threw rotten eggs and tomatoes at him. The teacher was allegedly manhandled in the melee. But he hid in the bathroom, according to sources.
The students and activists met the IGP Praveer Ranjan and submitted a memorandum demanding the teacher’s arrest. The arrest was made after the petition.