School teacher arrested under POSCO Act for molesting minor girl in Bihar's Gaya

02 October,2023 10:53 AM IST |  Gaya  |  ANI

A school teacher was arrested for allegedly molesting a student in Bihar`s Gaya, police said on Monday

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A school teacher was arrested for allegedly molesting a student in Bihar's Gaya, police said on Monday.

According to Sub-Divisional Police Officer Gulshan Kumar, the accused has been identified as Subhash Manjhi.

"The molestation incident that took place on September 30 came to light after the minor girl's uncle lodged an FIR at the Paraiya police station in Gaya," said the official.

According to the information received, the student, a resident of a village in the Paraiya police station area, had gone to school on Saturday like every other day.

During lunch, the school teacher took the minor girl to the rooftop of the school and molested her.

Somehow, the student escaped from the accused teacher and ran back to her classroom, stated the official.

An FIR was lodged by the uncle of the victim, after which the police took immediate action and arrested the accused teacher.

A case was registered against the accused under the POSCO ACT, said the official.

Earlier on September 29, a man was arrested for allegedly molesting a student on the Garib Rath Express Train, en route to Bihar's Saharsa, police said.

The accused was identified as Saurabh Kumar, a native of Uttar Pradesh's Agra.

According to police, the student was travelling with her friend on the train. The accused, who works as a sweeper on the Garib Rath Express asked her for her phone number and also touched the girl inappropriately, police added.

After the student raised a hue and cry passengers caught the accused and informed the control room about the incident.

Muzaffarpur Railway Station was informed and the accused was arrested at the Muzaffarpur junction and taken to the police station for further investigation.

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