Updated May 13th, 2024 at 23:58 IST

School Teacher in Sikkim Arrested for Molesting 12 Girl

A government school teacher in Sikkim's Soreng district has been arrested on charges of molesting at least 12 girl students

Sikkim school teacher arrested for molestation | Image:PTI/representative
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Gangtok: A government school teacher in Sikkim's Soreng district has been arrested on charges of molesting at least 12 girl students, police told PTI on Monday.

The girls had on May 8 informed the school authorities of various instances of molestation by the teacher, a police officer said.

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The school had on May 10 lodged an FIR against the teacher stating that the 12 girl students, aged between 8 and 14, had reported that the educator had "molested" them for a long period.

Based on the FIR, the accused teacher was arrested, he said.

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A case was registered under POCSO Act and an investigation is underway, the officer added. 

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Published May 13th, 2024 at 23:58 IST