Konark: Tension ran high at Kakatpur area in Puri district on Tuesday after the students of Sunaribasta Project Upper Primary School accompanied by their guardians locked up the school in protest against the alleged molestation of three minor students by the concerned headmaster.
According to sources, the minor girls (two Class V students and one Class IV student of the school) informed their parents that the headmaster called them to his room on Monday and indulged in objectionable activities and talks with them.
As soon as the news spread, a group of locals, including the guardians of the students, barged into the school, locked up the rooms and detained the headmaster.
However, the headmaster has refuted the allegations levelled against him.
“Three assistant block education officers have been sent to the school to conduct a thorough inquiry into the matter and submit a report in this regard to the block education officer. Further action will be initiated after examining the inquiry report”, an official said.
Meanwhile, a complaint has been lodged at Kakatpur police station against the school teacher.