Siliguri, 16th April: In a horrifying incident, an eighth-grade student was sexually harassed by his home tutor of Haider Para in Siliguri. After the matter came to light, the accused teacher and his friend have been arrested by the police.
Reportedly, the student was being homeschooled as all the educational institutions are closed due to the pandemic. A home tutor identified as Vivek Saha from Haider Para used to come to the student's house to give him lessons.
Allegedly, on Tuesday evening, Vivek Saha and his friend Deepyaman Mukherjee went to the student's house and told his parents that the boy was a bit weak in his studies and needs extra help. The duo convinced the parents to allow the boy to spend a night at Vivek Saha's house to study.
The boy seemed very troubled when he returned home the next morning. When his mother approached him, he alleged that he was sexually abused by his teacher and his friend, on Wednesday evening.
The family members immediately lodged a complaint at the Bhaktinagar police station. Based on the complaint, the police has arrested the accused teacher Vivek Saha and his friend Deepyaman Mukherjee. Both accused were produced in the Jalpaiguri court, on Friday. The police have started investigating the entire incident.