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Kolkata: principal, tutor held for sexual assaults

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Kolkata, June 26, 2013
First Published: 00:29 IST(26/6/2013) | Last Updated: 00:30 IST(26/6/2013)

In two separate incidents in West Bengal, the principal of a school and a private tutor were arrested on Tuesday on molestation and rape charges, respectively.


A Class 12 student of a school in Kolkata’s Park Street complained to the police on Tuesday that the principal had asked her to stay back after class and when she did, he tried to kiss her.

When the girl’s father came to pick her up she told him about the incident, following which they registered a complaint with the police.

About 35 km away from the city, in North 24 Parganas district, police arrested Chotu Das, 25, for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl at his residence.

Das was the victim’s private tutor, and on Tuesday after he finished coaching he raped her, police said. After she reported the matter to her parents, people of the area got together, dragged Das out of his residence and thrashed him.

The medical examination of the girl will be done on Wednesday.

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