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Gujarat: Teen girl gets assaulted by the school Principal!

By Neha Mallick

A 10-year-old girl was assaulted by her school principal in Gujrat. Even if the school has been shut down since months due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the student was called to the school premises by her Principal, leading to her being assaulted by him.

The occurrence took place on the 26th of October, Monday, in Gujrat’s Jamnagar District. A girl of only 10 years old has been her elementary school principal. The culprit is a 56-year-old man. Even though the school has been shut down since the last few months for the pandemic, the child was called to her school by the principal. He tried to assault her inside the school property. The Police reported that the culprit was arrested on 29th of October, Saturday.

The sufferer recited the entire incident to her parents the next day. After which, the parents reached the police station and filed a lawsuit against the school Principal. The culprit was charged under the Sections 354A for sexual harassment and other pertinent sections of Protection of Children against Sexual Offences Act. In their statements, the parents of the victim have said that the girl was called to the school on Monday by the Principal even though the school was closed for months. The Principal, with the bait of promising her good academics, touched her improperly. The indicted man has been held captive and is behind the bars since the last 5 days. Further proceedings regarding the matter are ongoing.

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