The alleged harassment came to light after a call to child services on December 16, 2022. Photography: Satheesh Vellinezhi
The Arakalgude police arrested the director of a government residence on charges of sexually harassing students. Shivakumar, 51, the principal, allegedly harassed several students at the school.
The alleged abuse came to light after a call to child services on Dec. 16. Officials from the Hassan district Child Welfare Commission (CWC) office visited the school on December 17 and spoke to the children. During the interaction, the students complained about the principal.
Superintendent of Police Hariram Shankar said the hindu On December 21, the Arakalgud police registered a case under the POCSO Act, following a complaint filed by the Chairman of the Komala Child Welfare Committee on December 20, 2012.
“The defendant has been arrested and handed over to judicial custody. The children are being counselled,” the SP said.