An education official was arrested Thursday for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl at a school in Odisha’s Kendrapara district, police said. According to an FIR, Rajnagar, assistant block education officer Subash Chandra Mohanty, allegedly molested the 9th grade student while inspecting her high school.
Mohanty was arrested under sections 294 (obscene act) and 354 (outrageous modesty) of the Indian Penal Code, in addition to the Child Protection Against Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO). An investigation is underway, Rajnagar Police Station Superintendent Tapan Nayak said.
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