NEW-DELHI: One of the two school manager accused of molesting 17 students in Muzaffarnagar district was arrested on Tuesday. Only two of the 17 girls have come forward to claim the molestation in a written statement.
On Monday, the uncle of one of the girls had filed an FIR claiming that 17 girls were taken to a neighbouring town by their school manager on November 18 on the “practical exams”. The FIR claimed that they stayed the night and that their school manager and the manager of the school where they drugged the girls and molested them.
It also came out that the accused threatened to kill them and their families if they told anyone.
The charges against the arrested school manager are of poisoning with the intent to commit an offence, sexual assault, criminal intimidation and under provisions of the POCSO Act.
“We have recorded statements of two victims in connection with allegations of molestation. One accused has been arrested and several teams, including the SOG, are making efforts to arrest the other accused. Strict action will be taken in the matter,” said Circle Officer Krishan Kumar.
Police sources said that when the other 15 girls were contacted, they denied when asked about the molestation. Things will become clearer once the arrested accused is questioned and the other accused is picked up, the police said.
The arrested accused runs an elementary school close to the Uttarakhand border. The girls, who are in Class X, said they are not currently enrolled in the school but attend it regularly for “coaching”.