Three students of Class 10 at Lexicon School, lodged a FIR on Monday.
Pune: A school teacher has been arrested for sexually abusing his students for a few months in Pune. The students of a leading school in Pune themselves lodged a FIR about the molestation they had undergone at the hands of the teacher.
K.S. Londhe, police sub-inspector, Phursungi police station, said, “Three students who are in Class 10 at the Lexicon School, Bhekrai Nagar, Hadapsar, Pune, Monday lodged a FIR with us.”
Mr Londhe added, “As per the FIR, Anand Kale (40), physical education teacher at the school, whom the students were close to, would take them to his home many times. He would touch them inappropriately many times. Earlier, they did not realise and ignored his actions. Later however, when they could bear it no longer, they approached us.”
“We have invoked section 8 and 9 of the Prevention of Children against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against the teacher. We arrested him within an hour of the FIR being lodged, and will produce him in court. We did not approach the school and the complainant was against the school,” Mr Londhe said.
Nobody from Lexicon School picked up our call.