Kolkata class 2 student alleges sexual abuse, teacher detained

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The dance teacher accused in the case has been arrested.

The class 9 student and her parents lodged a complaint at the Rabindra Sarobar police station on Friday, alleging she was sexually abused by the school's group-IV staff a day earlier, a senior Kolkata Police officer said. The teacher allegedly threatened the child to bury her alive.

However, the girl disclosed the matter to her parents, who along with other guardians today staged demonstration in front of school.

A teacher of a private English medium school in Kolkata was detained on February 9 after a Class 2 student alleged that he had sexually abused her, police said. One of the agitating parents told reporters outside the school gate that authorities tried to downplay the matter initially when they were informed about it. "However, we assure to take the necessary steps to ensure our students' security", teacher-in-charge, Sikha Sarkar said. On the basis of the complaint submitted by the victim's father Tollygunge PS case no 28 dt 09.02.18 u/s 10 POCSO and 506 IPC has beenstarted. Protesting parents assembled outside the school demanding to meet the principal and even beat up the accused teacher outside the school while the police was taking him into custody.

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The complaint emerged a few hours after an nearly similar complaint was reported from a school near Deshapriya Park, a little over a kilometre away.

The crowd gathered outside the school reportedly started beating the teacher when he was being taken out of the campus.

"I am of the view that male teachers should not be appointed in all-girls' schools", he said.

Parents have been alleging that there are no security arrangements in school. There is serious objection to this. "We met the Principal of the school. They have assured us that the CCTVs will be working from tomorrow again", CWC representative Sudeshna Ray said.

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