Principal, VP and 3 teachers arrested over molestation case
The Principal, Vice Principal, two female teachers and a male teacher of a school in Kodikamam, Jaffna were arrested and produced at the Chavakachcheri Magistrate’s Court in connection with an alleged molestation incident at the school. Kodikamam Police said that the suspects were arrested according to a complaint filed accusing a 46-year-old science teacher of the school of molesting an 11-year-old female student on multiple occasions during after school additional classes. The victim had notified her friends regarding the matter while they in turn alerted the school’s Vice Principal and two female teachers.
However, investigations have uncovered that the Vice Principal and two teachers had attempted to cover it up. Later, the student had informed her parents who confronted the principal of the school with regard to the matter. However, the principal had also proceeded to cover it up citing that it would harm the reputation of the school.
The principal had also temporarily transferred the teacher in question to another school. The girl’s parents finally lodged a complaint with the Child Protection Authority and police who arrested the male teacher on molestation charges and the other suspects on charges of attempting to cover up the incident.
They were remanded till July 01 after being produced before the Chavakachcheri Magistrate’s Court on Monday (20).