Malkangiri: An assistant teacher of a residential school in Malkangiri district were arrested Tuesday on charges of misbehaving with a Class VII girl student at Dangala under Sadar block.
Meanwhile, the HM and the teacher have also been suspended from service by the district administration.
The matter came to light after the minor girl complained to the District Collector and police alleging misbehaviour by headmaster Prabhat Lakra and assistant teacher Ajay Kumar Das of the residential school, recently.
In her complaint, the girl alleged the teachers were misbehaving, in an inebriated condition, with girls residing at the hostel. A girl left the hostel and study after being fed up with regular harassment by the two teachers.
The girl also alleged the headmaster and assistant teacher called the minor to the rooftop and misbehaved with her.
Taking note of the report, police have arrested the accused persons on the direction of the district collector.
Acting swiftly, the district Collector directed childline officials for an enquiry into the matter. Further investigation into the matter is underway.