Panaji: A teacher was on Wednesday booked for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old girl student in a school at Shiroda village near here, police said.
In her complaint, the girl alleged that her teacher Yogesh Khandeparkar molested her twice - once in the classroom and then on the ground during dahi handi breaking contest - which left her traumatised, police said.
An offence under section 354 (outraging the modesty of woman) of Indian Penal Code and section 8 of Goa Childrens Act (child abuse and sexual assault) has been registered against Khandeparkar, Ponda police inspector Jivba Dalvi said.
Initially, after being allegedly molested for the first time on August 11, the victim could not muster courage to file a police complaint. An NGO helped her in approaching police and reporting the incident, Dalvi said.