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Sexual harassment by headmaster alleged

KURNOOL: The headmaster of the upper primary school at Amruthapuram in Halaharvi mandal of Kurnool district is alleged to have sexually harassed five girl students of the school, who were all aged around 10 and below.

According to the villagers, the headmaster sent away all the boys and asked a few girls to stay back and tried to allegedly molest them. The villagers who learnt about the incident, complained to the Mandal Education Officer Siva Ramaiah but he is alleged to have admonished the girls and told the parents that the children were misleading them.

When the villagers were prepared to formally complain to the higher authorities, a doctor from Bellary who was related to the headmaster offered an amount of Rs 2 lakhs to the victims’ families to drop the case.