The warden of the Don Bosco School at Sagardighi in West Bengal, about 238 kilometres from state capital Kolkata, has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 10-year-old student. Father James Soren had been missing since Thursday when the Class V student complained to his parents.
The incident happened on Wednesday night when Soren called the child and
allegedly molested him. The child later told his father about the incident - a resident of Raghunathganj, some 277 kilometres from Kolkata -
following which a police complaint was lodged.
"Father James Soren was arrested and booked today for sexual assault after being accused by the father of a ten-year-old boy, a boarder in the school's hostel, of calling him to his room and sexually assaulting him," Additional Superintendent of Police Mrinal Majumdar said.
The warden has been charged under section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which deals with molestation and carries a maximum punishment of life imprisonment.