Schoolgirl molested in Odisha, teacher arrested

Reported by Ranjan Rath
Nabarangpur, Dec 11:

A girl student of class five in Nabarangpur district of Odisha has allegedly been molested by the headmaster of her school.


The incident occurred in the upper primary school of Baishmada village under Koshagumuda block of the district. The minor girl was allegedly being physically and mentally harassed by the headmaster of the school repeatedly.

“The teacher had been torturing me physically, mentally and forcing me to have physical relation with him,” the victim told OST.

The family members of the girl approached the villagers and school committee after they got to know of it from her. Local police have arrested the teacher Biplab Kumar Bhuyan, after receiving a complaint from the vicitim and her guardians.  However, the situation continues to be volatile in the village.

District collector of Nabarangpur had asked the block education officer Basanat Kumar Nayak to visit the village along with district coordinator–mission education, WEOCRC and BRC and submit a report.

The headmaster has now been suspended by the collector based on the findings of the report.

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