Andaman Chronicle

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Teachers Held For Outraging Modesty of School Girls


Mayabunder, Sept. 16: On 7th Aug. 2012 a case had been registered at P.S Mayabunder vide Crime No. 113/03 dated 07.08.2009 u/s 354/506/34 IPC against Badal Kumar Paul S/o Shri Dinobandhu Paul R/o Panighat and Anil Kumar Dhali S/o Late Ananto Kumar Dhali R/o Pahalgaon both teachers of GSSS Pahalgaon. The duo had involved themselves in outraging the modesty of several school going girls of tender age at GSS School Pahalgaon, in the 1st & 2nd week of August 2009.

The investigation was entrusted to ASI Mahesh Ram of OP Rest Camp. After investigation both accused were Chargesheeted vide PS. Mayabunder Chagesheet No. 128/09 dated 20/08/2009 u/s 354/506/34 IPC.

The trial of this case was conducted at the Hon’ble Court of JFMC Mayabunder. During the trial, 17 witnesses were examined. After hearing both parties the Hon’ble JFMC, Mayabunder held that the accused persons are guilty for the offence u/s 354/506 IPC and they are sentenced to suffer imprisonment of one year and to pay a fine of Rs. 2000/- each. In default one month imprisonment for the offence u/s 354 IPC and both of them are further sentenced to six months simple imprisonment for the offence u/s 506 IPC.

The sentence of imprisonment shall run concurrently for the both offences. If fine amount is paid then 50% of the fine amount be paid to the victim girls as compensation, Hon’ble Court ordered.