By Anupam Mahato
Balurghat: Angry students came out on the streets and blocked the NH512 for at least three hours venting protest against the incident of alleged molestation of a teacher at Trimohini Pratap Chandra High School and immediate arrest of the goons behind the occurrence.
Tremendous excitement gripped Trimohini after some miscreants reportedly entered the staff common room of the school and allegedly molested a lady teacher who had reportedly scolded a female student of class nine as the girl was allegedly roaming to and from on the corridor of the school with her mobile phone on ear during class hours. The Joint BDO and the District School Inspector rushed to the spot to pacify the situation.
Today, the angry students, former students ,local residents blocked the Hili-Balurghat National Highway No. 512. for several hours demanding immediate arrest of the miscreants involved in this incident.
Due to the protest, traffic on the National Highway No. 512 was blocked. District Additional Superintendent of Police Mohammad Naseem spoke to the protesting students to bring the situation under control. During the protest, when the school headmaster’s car reached the spot, the protestors got angry and tried to vandalize the headmaster’s car as well.
Nandita Mahant, one of the protesting students, said ,” a teacher can rule on character building apart from studies. It is totally unacceptable that for a trivial issue outsiders entered the school and molested one of our teachers. This is very shocking. In protest we have blocked the road so that the aministration moves towards arrest of those miscreants”
Sources also said that under pressure from the students and locals the headmaster lodged an FIR with the Hili police station against five persons allegedly involved in the incident this afternoon. No arrest has been made so far.
Apart from protesting the incident, the MLA of Balurghat has already sent a letter to the Superintendent of Police of the district demanding exemplary punishment.