A 55-year-old principal of a private school in Old Bagaluru was arrested for his reported attempt to molest his 11-year-old girl student on the school premises on Friday evening.
The incident triggered a demonstration by outraged parents and the local community.
Assistant Commissioner of Police, K.R. Puram Sub-Division, Narayanaswamy said the protesters alleged that Mohammed Imtiaz Pasha of Royal English School in Old Bagaluru near Lingarajapuram had been targeting girls, especially those who were weak in mathematics.
The Class 6 girl — who he allegedly hugged and tried to kiss — started to scream, which brought other teachers and local residents to the spot. When Pasha was being led away by the police, the protesters threw their footwear at him.
N.H. Siddappa, Inspector of Police, Kadugondanahalli Police Station, said Pasha is being questioned.