A teacher and principal at a school in Tumakuru district were suspended by the Karnataka education department on Tuesday due to allegations of sexual harassment against female students.
It is said that the teacher Manjunatha from the Boragunte Government Primary School allegedly misbehaved and sexually harassed the victims everyday.
Meanwhile, the headmaster, Nataraj, was suspended for dereliction of duty.
The parents of the victims who were informed of the crime, barged into the school premises along with other local residents and questioned the accused teacher about his actions.
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The mob had later beaten up Manjunatha and handed him over to the police.
Following the incident a team comprising the Block Education Officer (BEO) Timma Raju, Badavanahalli Police Inspector Hanumantarayappa and Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) Anita had inquired the students on sexual harassment by the accused teacher.
Manjunatha is presently under the custody of Badavanahalli police.
(With inputs from IANS)