It was corporal punishment and not sexual harassment, says Bengaluru school
news Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | January 9, 2015 | 09:35 am ISTÂ Police on Wednesday used tear gas and lathicarge to disperse crowds of angry parents who had alleged that a physical instructor in a school had misbehaved with a girl in Bengaluru. Now, the instructor's colleagues, school andÂ a private school managementsâ€™ association have reportedly said the police had no reason to book him under theÂ Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.Â A report by The New Indian Express states that a day after the mob thrashed the instructor, many said that 'it was a case of corporal punishment, and not sexual abuse as alleged by the girlâ€™s parents'. TheÂ Police is said to be 'flummoxed' by the childâ€™s changing statements.Â A teacher told NIE that the instructor "had asked the girl to take off her skirt as punishment for not doing home work, and hit her". The teacher, admitting that corporal punishment was a crime and that the instructor had done wrong, argued that why was he booked under charges of sexual abuse that too without any medical evidence. Another teacher said that the the incident took placeÂ in front of the entire class, and the girl's parents had misinterpreted her version.Â Â Tweet Read:Â Alleged molestation in private Bengaluru school turns angry parents into mob
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