Udupi,Sep 20 2017: A government higher primary school headmaster at Hallihole in Shankaranarayana has been arrested on charges of sexually harassing six girl students.
Police said the accused, Srinivas Joshi, aged 58 years, is a resident of Airabailu at Siddapura in Kundapur. He was working as the headmaster of the school for 5 years. Police said that the accused had been allegedly harassing girls for the past 2-3 years but the cases had gone unreported as the girls did not inform their parents. However, when the accused misbehaved with a few more students, the girls complained to their parents last week following which, the parents complained to BEO Nityanand Shetty.
The BEO visited the school and held an enquiry during which, the headmaster was found guilty of sexually harassing the girls.
A complaint has been filed in Shankaranarayana police station. Police arrested the accused on Tuesday afternoon and booked him under POCSO Act.