Primary School Headmaster, cook arrested over sexual harassment charges
Keonjhar: The headmaster and cook of Gobindpur Primary School in Joda Block of Keonjhar district have been arrested after students and parents brought sexual harassment allegations against them.
Parents of the school hostel inmates had alleged that headmaster Surendra Kumar Rana and cook Ramakanta Nayak were sexually harassing the girl students and threatening them not to disclose about it to anyone.
The incident came to light after some students fell ill. Later, locals reported the matter to police.
Keonjhar SP visited the school and interrogated the students and parents. He handed over the probe of the case to DSP (Crime) Maheswar Sethi.
“Nearly 40 SC/ST students are residing in the hostel. A case has been registered as per the allegations of their parents. Various objectionable items were found from Rana’s room during investigation which proves about his crime. After recording the statements of the students and getting the evidence Rana and Nayak were arrested and court forwarded,” said Sethi.