A music teacher at a government school in Jehangirpuri here has been arrested for allegedly molesting five teenaged girls studying in the school.

The teacher, Vijay Kumar (38), was arrested on Tuesday afternoon following protests by angry locals and the victims’ parents.

The teacher sexually harassed the girls during a music class on Monday.

“The girls, aged between 14 and 15 years, went home and narrated the incident to their parents. The parents came to the school in the morning and demanded that the principal let them meet the music teacher. Instead, the principal warned them against registering an FIR and asked them to leave the premises. The parents then staged a protest in the school,” said a police officer.

The police said the ruckus started around 11 a.m. and went on for two hours. “The situation soon turned ugly after the locals joined in and started pelting stones and bricks at the school building. They tried to damage school property but we managed to stop them by deploying extra force around the school,” the officer added.

Following the violence, the police arrested 18 men and five women.

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