February 7th, 2018 | CRIMEA private school teacher was arrested for sexually harassing three girls studying in class 2nd in Madiaon area of Lucknow on Wednesday. The families claimed that the teacher had been harassing the girls for past many days but the kids were unable to narrate it to their parents. Police said parents of the girls had lodged complaint with the police following which he was arrested after registering an FIR in the matter. Inspector of Madiaon police station, Amar Nath Verma said,“the accused Rakesh Kumar is subject teacher of English in Loyal Public Inter College located in Gauribheet locality on Sitapur road”. He reported that the incident came to light when some parents gathered at the school claiming the teacher for sexually harassing the girls in the morning. Initially, the family members of one girl turned up with the complaint of sexual harassment but gradually two more families came forward with similar allegations. They also reported that the teacher had also threatened the girls with dire consequences following which they feared telling it to their parents. The inspector said that the teacher has been booked under multiple IPC sections of sexual harassment and molestation and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The police team had approached the school authorities seeking video footages of CCTVs installed in the school and further probe in the matter is going on.