Chennai school teacher arrested under POCSO for sexual harassment

J Anand

Chennai: The Chennai Police have arrested a teacher of Maharishi Vidya Mandir under POCSO Act on charges of sexually harassing his students.

The school management suspended the teacher, J Anand, on 28 May after some of his former students posted on social media about his sexual advances and harassments.

The Tamilnadu State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (TNSCPCR) summoned Anand to appear before it on June 10 for an inquiry. The district Child Welfare Committee (CWC) conducted inquiries and sent a detailed report to the State government.

Students alleged that Anand had made sexual advances and harassed them when they were studying in the school. The posts were made in wake of many sharing similar experiences in various schools in Chennai.

 

NT Bureau