Sharmili Mallick

Jajpur: A school teacher was arrested in Dharmasala area of Jajpur district on Sunday on charges of sexually exploiting a female colleague on pretext of marrying her. The accused identified as headmaster in-charge of the government-run school Binod Bihari Sethi, was arrested after a complaint was lodged by the female teacher.

According to the complainant, Sethi had developed an affair with the Physical Training (PT) teacher and also maintained a physical relationship with her on promises of marrying her. However, when the woman asked Sethi to marry her, he refused her proposal.

“Both are unmarried and were having an affair since the last three years. Sethi lured the woman and maintained physical relationship with him after promising her marriage. Later, when Sethi turned down her marriage proposal, she lodged an FIR at the police station following which Sethi was arrested,” informed Dharmasala Police Station Sub Inspector (SI), Anil Kumar Pradhan.

Sethi was produced in the court after medical examination and was later sent to judicial custody as his bail plea was rejected.