Kendrapara, Jan 20: A headmaster of a Kendrapara- based school was held on Saturday on the charges of abusing two girl students sexually.
The accused has been identified as Pradip Pradhan, HM of Ghadiamala government school under the Rajnagar police station.
Based on the complaints of the parents, Pradhan was detained initially who was later apprehended after primary evidence.
Pradhan allegedly sexually assaulted a class V and Class VI girls in the classroom in the absence of others. The matter came to fore after the girls narrated their ordeal before their family members.
Following this, the guardians of the victims lodged a complaint against the teacher with the Rajnagar police.
A case has been registered under section 376 (F), 354 (A) of IPC and Section 4 POCSO Act. The case is under investigation, said IIC police, Ajay Jena.