Teacher alleges molestation for 20 years by school principal
A 39-year-old school teacher in suburban Andheri has lodged a complaint alleging molestation by the principal of the institute for the last 20 years, police said on Monday.india Updated: Jul 13, 2009 14:52 IST
A 39-year-old school teacher in suburban Andheri has lodged a complaint alleging molestation by the principal of the institute for the last 20 years, police said on Monday.
The teacher, employed at the Shivram Vidya Mandir and Junior College in Saki Naka, said she had been molested by the 56-year-old principal Ramshankar Shrivastav several times over the last two decades.
“In her complaint the teacher said the principal used to call her in his room and then molest her and take advantage of her,” a police official at the Saki Naka police station said.
“The victim alleged that he had also blackmailed her and threatened to tell people about her due to which she had not come forward till now,” the official said.
A television channel showed some clips of the principal molesting another staff member in his room two to three days ago after which Shrivastav was absconding, the official said. The victim decided to approach the police after viewing the clip, he said.
Police officials said they were in the process of obtaining evidence against Shrivastav and were speaking to other staff members of the college regarding such incidents in the past.