School principal arrested for sexual harassment

School principal arrested for sexual harassment

Mohammed Imtiaz Pasha, 52, Principal of Royal English School, Pillanna Garden, Tannery Road, is the arrested.

According to the Kadugondanahalli police, around noon, Pasha called the girl into his office and promised to promote her to seventh standard in spite of several complaints about her bad performance. Later, he closed the doors of the office and tried to kiss her, said the police. When the girl refused to co-operate with him, he allegedly forced her. The girl managed to escape from the school and complained to her mother.

When the mother went to the school with some of her neighbours, she was attacked by a few teachers of the school. Following this, the mother lodged a complaint with the police. Pasha was later arrested.

Student ends life

A 14-year-old high school student allegedly committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan at his residence in Doddanagamangala, Parappana Agrahara police limits, on Thursday night.

Bharath, a class 10 student at Chennakeshava High School on Hosa Road, was upset that he had not performed well in a class test and his mother Tanuja had chided him, the police said.

When his father Venkataraju, a garment factory worker and mother were away in the evening, Bharat locked himself up in a room and hanged, the police added.

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