Staffer accuses CEO of 'misbehaviour'

A 27-year-old woman has alleged that the CEO of her company misbehaved with her in an elevator of a restaurant in HSR Layout on July 30.

The victim, lodged a complaint with HSR Layout Police stating, she, along with Janardhan Gupta, 40, had been to a restaurant for lunch. 

While in the elevator, Gupta tried to kiss her and touch her inappropriately, police said. The victim had approached the company’s human resources department but no action was taken. 

The victim informed the police Gupta had passed lewd comments earlier. Gupta has been booked under IPC Section 354(a) (sexual harassment) and Section 202 (concealing evidence), police said. 

Principal held 

A principal of a private school was arrested by Hanumanth Nagar police for allegedly beating up a student recently.

The 12-year-old boy was beaten up by the principal for quarrelling with another student on the school premises. 

The incident came to light when the boy returned home and complained of severe body pain. When the parents checked, they found bruises and approached the Child Welfare Committee.

A committee member said initially the parents were hesitant to register a case fearing their son’s future. After counselling the parents, the committee referred the case to police, who took action. 

The principal Jagannath has been booked under Right to Education under Corporal Punishment and Section 324 (voluntarily causing hurt).

Teacher arrested 

In another case, Peenya police arrested a teacher of a private school in Nelagadaranahalli on Monday for allegedly thrashing a student of class VII. 

Police said the teacher Venkatesh thrashed up a student when she misspelt an English word. The incident came to light when the parents noticed the girl’s hand and legs were swollen. Following a complaint by the parents, the teacher was arrested.

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