Headmaster, peon thrashed over harassment of girl student

Baripada: The headmaster and peon of Khiripada residential school under Betanati block of Mayurbhanj were beaten black and blue by locals for allegedly misbehaving with a girl student in Khiripada village today.

According to sources, the peon Rabindra Sahu had misbehaved with the girl student on Saturday. Later, the family members of the victim had lodged a complaint in connection with the incident with the headmaster.

However, as no action was taken by the headmaster, the locals barged into the school premises, tied and thrashed the headmaster and peon after the school reopened today. The irate locals also blocked the Baisinga-Manatri road in protest.

After getting information, police reached the spot and rescued the duo. Basing on the allegations, police have detained both the headmaster and peon and further investigation is on.