Staff Reporter

ANANTAPUR: Headmaster of Mandal Parishad Upper Primary School at Kalasamudram near Kadiri in the district, Satyanarayana, was allegedly manhandled by parents of students after sixth and seventh standard girls alleged that he was harassing them sexually.

Several parents of girls teamed up on Friday, went to the school and had heated argument with the headmaster. They also staged a ‘rasta-roko’ demanding that the District Educational Officer or the Collector hear their problem.

Statements recorded

The police, however, pacified them and got the road cleared for traffic. Later, a team of officials led by MPDO Ramesh Babu met the students, parents and teachers separately and recorded their statements.

Three teachers -- Geeta, Sudharani and Sridevi -- also supported the allegations made by the girls. A report on the statements of the aggrieved and accused was sent to district officials for action.