The principal of a premier Centre-run educational institute was booked for sexually harassing his students in the school's Sadashivanagar campus in Bengaluru. The man, who'd been arrested under section 11 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act on Tuesday, was granted bail by a Bengaluru court on Thursday. Sources from the Childline India, an NGO that operates help lines for minors in distress, inform OneIndia that the terrified students told the police that they had been subjected to sexual harassment by the principal.
The case came to light when Childline India received a call on January 14 alleging sexual harassment of students on the school campus. The nodal officer took the complaint to the Bengaluru police following which the central division police recorded the statements of seven students. Based on the statement of one of the minor girls, an FIR was registered and the principal was arrested.
The principal has currently been sent on forced leave by the school authorities and investigations are on.