A 55-year-old headmaster, who allegedly attempted to outrage the modesty of a Dalit student, was arrested in Malkangiri district on Thursday.

The accused, Debendra Panda, was heading the high school at a remote MPV82 village in the limits of Motu police station. According to a complaint lodged by the girl in Motu police station, it was alleged that the teacher was making his attempts for the past one year. But, he did not succeed in luring the girl. Malkangiri SP Akhilesh Singh ordered the DSP of Human Rights Protection Cell of the district to investigate the case. The victim was a student of class X.