Teacher in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh molests 12-year-old; arrested

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The Hush Post|12:30 pm|1-min-read

A teacher named Vinod Kumar (45), from Hatli, Himachal Pradesh has been arrested after he was caught allegedly molesting a minor student.

According to the police, when the 12-year-old victim was alone in her class on Saturday, Kumar allegedly touched her inappropriately. The accused has been remanded to three-day police custody.

Despite resistance, the accused did not stop. After the girl cried for help, locals rushed to the spot. They nabbed Kumar after chasing him for 6 km and handed him over to the police.

The Mandi Superintendent of Police, Gurdev Chand Sharma said the accused had been arrested under Sections 354 A (IPC) and 10 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. He was today produced before court. He has been sent to three-day police custody for further interrogation.

According to the reports, in the past one year, a total of 48 rape cases have been reported in the district. However, 43 cases have been registered under the POCSO Act.

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