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Taekwondo coach arrested on sexual harassment charges in Tamil Nadu

Taekwondo coach arrested on sexual harassment charges in Tamil Nadu
, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 (21:44 IST)
Chennai: The Tamil Nadu police on Tuesdy arrested a contracted Taekwondo coach on charges of sexual harassment in Perambalur district.
 
Police sources said the District Sports Officer has been booked for not acting against the complaint by the minor girls , who were being trained by the coach engaged on a contract-basis at the District Sports Hostel for Girls in the district.
 
Acting on complaint from an Officer of the District Child Welfare Committee,tThe Perambalur All Women Police registered a case against the coach Dharmarajan (33) under Sec 7 and 8 of the POCSO Act and remanded him in judicial custody.
 
Police said the girls had complained about the misbehaviour of the coach against them to the District Sports Officer, Perambalur Suresh (48) who failed to act on it and did not bring the issue to the notice to the police, following which he was booked under Sec 21 (1) of the POCSO Act for his failure to report to the police.
 
The District Sports Officer was not arrested so far, the sources added. (UNI)

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