Assam police on Sunday arrested a teacher after pictures of him posing obscenely with students went viral online.
A faculty member of Model High School in Assam’s Hailakandi district, the teacher named Faizuddin Laskar was seen in objectionable poses with his students who were minors, which were then posted online.
Laskar was arrested under Section 192 of the IPC, Section 67 of the IT Act and Section 8 of POCSO Act.
Faizuddin Laskar, frmr English teacher at a pvt school in Hailakandi dist has been arrested for his reprehensible act of exploiting children https://t.co/lDoS5pIqrp
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 6, 2017
Hailakandi SP, Pranab Jyoti Goswami, told the Indian Express that after he was arrested, the teacher confessed to getting these photographs clicked by another student of the same class. Multiple pictures of him hugging his students inappropriately have gone viral.
Condemning the teacher’s inappropriate behaviour, Leader of Opposition in Assam and Congress Party leader Debabrata Saikia demanded strict action from the government.
“This sort of behaviour is very unfortunate. It is surprising that the state government and education departments have not reacted upon the case. This kind of incident will only further discourage girls from pursuing education. Even the Centre has not reacted upon this. I think the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ will remain as just a slogan, rather than a constructive move,” Saikai told ANI.