Sexual harassment case: School principal, teacher absolved

A principal and a music teacher of a government school have been acquitted in a sexual harassment case by a Delhi court after the five students resiled from their statements and denied being sexually assaulted.

The court absolved the male teacher of the charges of sexually assaulting the girls, aged around 15 years, or making unwelcome advances or sexual overtures towards them. It also acquitted the woman principal of the school in north Delhi of the charge that despite being the in-charge of the institution, she failed to report the acts of the accused teacher. 

“The nutshell of foregoing discussion is that from the testimony of the victims as well as other material witnesses examined by it, the prosecution has miserably failed to prove that accused (teacher) committed sexual assault on the victims or accused no. 2 (principal) failed to report the matter against him when it was reported to her by the victims,” Additional Sessions Judge Gautam Manan said. The judge noted that the five girls did not support the prosecution case before it and they denied the suggestions that their music teacher sexually assaulted them or advanced towards them involving <g data-gr-id="23">un-welcome</g> or sexual overtures. 
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