Almost a week after two Class-12 girl students of Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 38-West, Dadumajra, alleged that they were being sexually harassed, police have booked an economics and political science teacher at the school on the charges of molestation.
The girls’ initial repeated requests to the school management had gone unheeded, forcing them to approach the police.
In their complaint, the girls have alleged that the teachers had been misbehaving with them for the past few weeks.
Assistant superintendent of police (ASP) Urvija Goyal said that the accused Ashok Kumar (teaching economics) and Mukesh Kumar (JBT) have been booked under section 354-A (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the IPC and section 12 of POCSO Act (sexual harassment of a child).
On August 2, the parents of the girls had thrashed the teachers on the school premises. Father of one of the victims said: “School principal Balwinder Singh and Chanchal Singh (UT deputy director of school education) had assured us that strict action will be taken against the accused. However, no action was taken.”
The parent said teachers were transferred, but no inquiry was initiated.
The girls has alleged that the teachers usually looked for excuses to touch them and tried to hold their hands in class. The complaint added that a woman teacher was apprised of the situation, but no action was taken.
The police are yet to arrest the teachers and investigation is on.
The parents of the students and members of welfare association of Dadumajra protested against the department for not taking stern action against the accused.
Narinder Chaudhary, general secretary of Dadumajra welfare colony, said: “The department took the issue lightly. We demand immediate arrest of the accused.”
Principal Baljinder Singh said: “I did my duty diligently. The teachers were suspended as directed by the department.”