Bengaluru KV school principal, held for sexual abuse, back on duty after getting bail

'What is disturbing is that he tried to search for some of the girls who could have been the complainants.'

Bengaluru KV school principal, held for sexual abuse, back on duty after getting bail

A principal of a government school in Bengaluru, facing allegations of sexually harassing students and teachers, was released on bail on Wednesday, just a day after he was arrested.

Police had booked a case under sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

According to police, Kendriya Vidyalaya principal Shadashivanagar Kumar Thakur allegedly sexually harassed teachers and students through his WhatsApp texts,

The News Minute reported.

“He had also allegedly threatened to stop paying the teachers their salary if they filed a complaint,” DCP Central Chandragupta reportedly told TNM.

“He would call girl students of 12th standard to his room. He had lewd conversations with them. Some of the students complained to a teacher,” someone close to the investigation said.

“He came to school on Thursday. He signed the register and coolly went to his office. What is disturbing is that he tried to search for some of the girls who could have been the complainants.”

The teachers had filed a complaint with the Child Helpline on January 14, after which the Child Helpline nodal officer approached Police Commissioner Praveen Sood on January 24.

The Police Commissioner had put DCP Central Chandragupta in charge of the investigation.