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6-yr-old girl molested by school teacher in Kolkata

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

A six-year-old student was allegedly molested by a here, following which the accused was arrested, police said Tuesday.

The police had a tough time controlling agitated family members of the victim who tried to force their way into the school, located in the southern part of the city, of Police (southeast division) Kalyan said.

According to the DCP, 10 police personnel, including two officers in-charge of stations, were injured in brickbatting by the protesters.

The police had to use batons to disperse the agitators and three people were arrested for attacking the police personnel and destroying public properties, he said.

Asked about lathicharge on the protesters, said the police took the step to save themselves and public properties.

The accused was arrested and booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 and a probe was initiated against him, he said.

The school authorities were not available for comments.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 16:35 IST