A guard was arrested for allegedly molesting a schoolgirl in port city’s Pathantuli area yesterday.
Police arrested Dipak Dey, 40, from Chowmuhani area in the evening, said Jahir Hossain, inspector (investigation) of Double Mooring Police Station.
Quoting guardians and teachers, he said the incident took place around 7am before school hours. Dipak took three girls to the third floor of the school building before the morning assembly.
Sensing something was not right, they tried to run away, but Dipak caught one of them and molested her, said Inspector Jahir.
After the incident, the student disclosed the matter to guardians. Once they informed teachers of the matter, they asked Dipak about the incident. He denied at first, but eventually admitted.
As the news spread, locals and guardians gathered on the school premises and demonstrated. Meanwhile, Dipak fled the scene.
“We have asked the school authorities to submit a written complaint,” said the inspector.
The headteacher said they will take necessary steps in this regard.