Govt School headmaster assaulted, tonsured for misbehaving with girl students

Mayurbhanj: Locals in Morda area of the district Thursday assaulted the headmaster of a government school physically and later tonsured him for allegedly misbehaving with the girl students of the school.

The matter came to fore after the girl students informed their parents about the incident which happened on January 29, leading to a massive outrage.

The headmaster, who stayed on leave after the incident citing health issues, came to the school on Thursday to meet the parents of the girl students. However, a few parents and guardians tonsured the headmaster and thrashed him severely leaving him injured.

After getting information about the incident, Suliapada police reached the spot and rescued the headmaster.

Later, based on a complaint filed by the family members of the girl students, police registered four cases including one under POCSO Act.

“The headmaster was beaten up by some parents and relatives of the girl students for misbehaving with them. Later we reached the spot and rescued him. Further investigation is on,” IIC of Suliapada police station Sanjay Kumar Pradhan said.