Teacher held on charge of molestation
Bongaon: Police arrested a high school teacher at Gopalnagar in Bongaon, North 24-Parganas, on Friday on the charge of molesting a student.
Cops picked up Shyamal Saha around 5pm after the girl lodged a complaint with Gopalnagar police station, accusing him of molesting her two days ago.
Many parents alleged that Saha was a repeat offender and students hadn't divulged their ordeal to their parents because of his threats.
"The parents of the girl, a student of class VIII, got to know of it on Thursday night," an officer of Gopalnagar police station said.
A group of 200-odd parents gathered outside the school on Friday after news spread that he had apparently molested the girl.
"They dragged Saha out of the school and thrashed him," the officer said.
"Some went on the rampage and ransacked the office of the headmaster.
"The situation was brought under control with the intervention of civic officials," he said.