Sullia: Sexual harassment of minors at dance class - trainer arrested

Daijiworld Media Network - Sullia (SP)

Sullia, May 16: Based on the allegation of sexually harassing minor girls taking part in his dance classes, a person named Madhusudan (28) from Beeramangala in the taluk was arrested by Subrahmanya police on Tuesday May 15.

Madhusudan used to hold dance classes in the gram panchayat building in Guthigaru village here since sometime. In order to make optimum use of summer holidays, parents of children from around the region were sending girls to his classes held under the name, 'Gubbachchi Guys'. Since the last three days, some parents had observed that their minor daughters were reluctant to attend dance classes. When the children were questioned, they revealed that they were undergoing sexual harassment at the hands of their teacher.

The parents went to the spot where classes were being held on Tuesday and found that the accused was involved with ugly behaviour with several students. They filed complaint in Subrahmanya police station. During investigation, it was found that the accused used to create sections in classes by erecting screens and touch body parts of minor girls in the guise of teaching dance. He also is said to have threatened the girls of not teaching them dance if they complained to their parents.

Subrahmanya police have registered a case and taken up investigation.