Pattan,Saleem Yousuf, Aug 24, CNS: Police Monday lodged a formal case against a government teacher for allegedly trying to assault a 9th class girl student sexually in North Kashmir’s Pattan town of District Baramulla.
Police sources told CNS that a Biology teacher posted at Government Higher Secondary School Sherabad Khor Pattan called a 9th class girl student (name withheld) to class when other students were enjoying break in the school premises. “The staff members and students were shocked when they heard screams of the girl student. They ran towards the class and found the girl student weeping and wailing,” a police official said adding that the girl student alleged that the teacher tried to assault her sexually.
Reports said that parents of the victim approached police station and lodged a formal case against the accused teacher. The accused teacher was reportedly thrashed by locals and taken to police station. “We have arrested the accused teacher and a case vide FIR number 198/2014 under section 354A has been registered against him,” a police official said identifying the culprit as Muhammad Irfan Khan son of Muhammad Afzal Khan.
Teachers Forum Pattan Zone while condemning the action of accused teacher demanded stern action against him. The Forum said that such teachers are the source of disgrace for the sacred education institution. (CNS)