A 50-year-old principal of a prominent public school in Greater Kailash here has been accused of sexually harassing a staff member. A case has been registered.

The 35-year-old woman, who is a library attendant in the school, approached the police on Wednesday alleging that the school principal had been harassing her for the past several weeks.

“The complainant told us that it had been going on for the past several weeks. She reported the matter to the school management as well and an inquiry is being conducted. She then decided to report the matter to the police and came to us. A case has been registered and investigation is on,” said a senior police officer.

The complainant, who has been working in the school for several years, told the police that initially the principal would touch her inappropriately, but she ignored it.

He then started asking her to go out with him, but she rejected the offers.

The woman told the police that the principal even threatened her with dire consequences if she told anyone about it.

She reported the matter to the school chairman who ordered an enquiry into it by setting up a committee, the police said.

School chairman has ordered an enquiry into the allegations