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Asansol: THE headmaster of a private school at Raniganj in West Burdwan district has been arrested for alleged sexual harassment of a girl who studies in class-II.

The arrest comes after the girl’s parents lodged an FIR at Nimcha police outpost yesterday stating that headmaster Chandan Das had been touching the private parts of their daughter when other students were not around.

The school concerned is located at Raniganj’s JK Nagar locality. The parents said that they came to know of the sexual harassment recently after their daughter first told this to a friend of her, who, in turn, disclosed it to them.

On being quizzed by her mother, the girl explained what the headmaster had been doing to her by summoning her to his chamber or at secluded parts of the school. Acting swiftly on the complaint, police have arrested the accused headmaster and has booked him under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act).