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Vice-principal of Pune's Don Bosco school arrested for molesting student

A minor student of Don Bosco school at Pune's Yerwada area was allegedly molested by its vice-principal, who was arrested on Tuesday after public outrage and protests outside the educational institution.

Vice-principal Iju Francis Falkau, 54, had called the 14-year-old girl, into his office on January 2 around 1 PM when he allegedly molested her, police said.

Based on a complaint, a case was booked against the accused on Monday under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 511 of the IPC and subsequently he was arrested on Tuesday, they said. 


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According to some media reports, four other students of the school have also complained that the vice principal used to regularly call them in his room and ‘misbehave’.

Workers of several political parties on Tuesday protested the alleged offence and demanded strict action against the accused. They gathered outside the school and shouted slogans against Falkau.  

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