A 65-year-old principal of a non-public school in Jharkhand’s Koderma district was in remission on Friday for allegedly performing oral sex with a seven-year-old upper kindergarten girl student on several occasions.
“Tilaiya Public educator S Xavier|missionary} alias Francis Xavier, a resident of Jheel Garden, Kolkata, confessed to the crime, admitting that he had been sexually abusing the girl on many occasions,” said DSP Anil Ravi Shankar.
Xavier has been charged under POCSO sections and sent to judicial custody.
The matter came to light once the girl disclosed the incident to her parents on November 29 once she was abused again. Her parents soon lodged a complaint with the Tilaiya police station.
The parents complained that the principal, who also teaches English, took their daughter to the school’s toilet when nobody was there on Thursday. He undressed and forcibly pulled out the girl’s clothes. when she cried, he threatened her and made her obey him.
He then forced her to perform oral sex, the parents said, adding that he had done the same antecedently also.
“The girl explained perfectly what had happened along with her in the past several days. this is often going to be strong evidence against the suspect,” police said, adding that the girl was sent for the medical checkup to complete all legal formalities.