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Molestation case: School approaches cops after father thrashes PT teacher

After MiD DAY reported on how a physical training teacher was beaten black and blue by a parent for allegedly molesting his daughter, the school trustees have sent an application to the Shivaji Park police, reporting the father’s abusive behaviour towards the school trustees and the principal.

On October 23, MiD DAY reported that a PT teacher at Sane Guruji English Medium School was booked under section 354 (molestation) of the Indian Penal Code, for allegedly kissing a Std III student on her lips (‘PT teacher at Dadar school accused of kissing student’). The girl had told her mother about the incident, following which the father visited the school and started beating the teacher and threatened to beat up the other teachers who tried to intervene. He then dragged the PT teacher to the police station.

According to the school authorities, the father returned the next day and started abusing the principal and the trustees. He threatened that he would make them all pay for what had happened to his daughter. Following the threats, the school called for a general parents’ meeting, which was addressed by the trustees. According to the parents present at the meeting, the trustees informed them of the teacher’s health. 

One of the parents said, “The trustees told us that the PT teacher had been beaten up so badly that he could not hear from one ear and his ribs were badly injured. They also told us that they would file a police complaint against that parent for coming the next day and abusing the principal. Another parent chimed in, saying, “Even I heard that the trustees were going to approach the police and file a complaint against the father for misbehaving with the trustees and school authorities.”

Meanwhile, the teacher was produced in Bhoiwada court on October 23 and released on bail on a surety bond of Rs 15,000.  When MiD DAY contacted the school, the authorities remained unavailable to comment. Parshuram Kakad, senior inspector, Shivaji Park police station, confirmed that the trustees had submitted an application informing the police of the incident. However, he added that no complaint had been registered yet against the father.  

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