4 arrested in Trimohini teacher molestation incident


By Biswadip Nandy

Balurghat, 24 July :4 persons including 3 women and a man who were accused in the incident of alleged molestation of an assistant teacher were arrested by Hili police station.One person is still absconding.

The arrest was made last night on the basis of written complaint filed by the headmaster  against five persons.

It is noteworthy that tension spread at Trimohini Pratap Chandra High School under Hili police station area last Friday after a number of miscreants entered into the staff common room alleging that a lady teacher had scolded a girl student. The miscreants allegedly molested the teacher triggering excitement in the locality. The angry students  and locals came out on the streets and blocked the NH512 protesting against the incident and demanding immediate arrest of the miscreants involved in the incident.

 It has also been learnt from the sources that the headmaster Kamalkumar Jain  lodged a written complaint against five persons on Saturday.

According to police sources, the four arrested persons were produced before the court on Sunday and sent for judicial custody till Thursday.

The local people and former students however were not satisfied with the news of the arrest. “The situation was horrible on that day. It was really shocking to know that our Madam was molested. She was the daughter of our former teacher. Therefore we cannot accept this insult to so easily. Only the arrest of four is not adequate. All the persons who were present on that day should be punished”said Bidhan Ghosh, a former student of the school.

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