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Music teacher convicted of molesting minor

A city court on Wednesday convicted a 50-year-old Delhi School of Music piano teacher for allegedly molesting a 10-year-old girl in 2004, reports Sumit Saxena.

delhi Updated: Oct 29, 2009 01:34 IST
Sumit Saxena

A city court on Wednesday convicted a 50-year-old Delhi School of Music piano teacher for allegedly molesting a 10-year-old girl in 2004.

Preeti (name changed), who was a Class V student, had then accused Dilip Solomon, her piano teacher at Delhi School of Music, of molesting her on two different occasions.

In a complaint to the police, she had said that Solomon on several occasions had asked her to stay back after classes.

On February 27, 2004, Solomon had asked Preeti to wait for a little while and let the other children leave the class.

Once the class was empty, he allegedly made advances and pinched her on her back. She resisted his act and asked him stay away from her.

But Solomon consoled her and allegedly asked her not to report the matter to her parents.

On March 19, 2004, Solomon allegedly made a another attempt to molest her after classes. This time, she reported the matter to her parents.

An FIR was registered at the Chankaya Puri police station.

Convicting Solomon, Metropolitan Magistrate Geetanjali Goel said the statement of the victim was found credible and trustworthy, therefore, proving the case of the prosecution.

The court dismissed the defence arguments that the child was not performing well in her music classes, and therefore, the parents cooked up a false molestation case.

The court noted that the child had no motive to falsely depose against her teacher, and there was no reason to disbelieve the child’s statement.

The court will pronounce the quantum of the sentence on October 31.