Yavatmal molestation case: School management committee head held

Yavatmal: The Secretary of the Jawaharlal Darda Education Society was today arrested in connection with a case of molestation of girls in kindergarten and primary classes by two teachers here. The arrest of Kishor Darda, the Secretary of the education society that runs Yavatmal Public School, comes in the wake of violent protests by parents of a few girl students against alleged molestation of their wards by Yash Borundia and Amol
Shirsagar, who were arrested four days earlier in the case.

The protesting parents were demanding that Darda, the Chairman of the school's management committee, be also arrested on the charge of "negligence" on the part of authorities.

A case was registered against the members of the management committee under Section 21 (failure to report an offence against children) of POCSO Act.

The school's principal was held two days ago and Darda wasarrested early this morning in Nagpur, Wadgaon Road police station in-charge Devidas Dhole said. He will be produced in court later in the day, the officer said.

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