Odisha: Girl Students Accuse Headmaster Of Touching Them Inappropriately

Bhawanipatna: Sashidhar Nayak, the headmaster of Gopinathpur Upper Primary School under Thuamul Rampur block in Odisha’s Kalahandi district, was detained by police on Sunday for allegedly sexually harassing inmates of the girls’ hostel.

According to the complaint lodged by six girl students, the headmaster used to touch them inappropriately. “He would barge into the hostel multiple times and misbehave with us. He peeped at the girls while they were bathing and changing clothes and also touched us inappropriately,” a hostel inmate said.

The 100-bedded hostel for tribal girls at the institute is being run by the ST & SC Development Department.

They further alleged that the headmaster had threatened to rusticate them from the school if they disclosed the matter before their parents.

Nayak, however, rubbished the allegations and said that he was being framed. “One of the girl students used to seek leave frequently without any reason. She had threatened to falsely implicate me in a rape case,” the headmaster said.


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