Case filed against blind teacher for sexually assaulting blind student

The Raipur police has filed a case against a blind teacher at the National Institute of Visually Handicapped (NIVH) for the alleged sexually assault of his minor students.

This is after directions were given by the Uttarakhand High Court. The court directed the police to file a case against NIVH teacher Ramesh Chandra Kashyap for allegedly assaulting an 11-year-old student at NIVH. The court has ordered the NIVH administration to immediately suspend the teacher till the inquiry is completed.

A case has been filed against the teacher under Section 5/6 of POCSO Act based on a complaint from the NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan.

The director of NIVH, Anuradha Dalmia, has confirmed that the teacher has been suspended already.

A recent inquiry by the Uttarakhand Child Rights Commission (UCRC) found that Kashyap, who was a music teacher, had been sexually assaulting his male students for almost 10 years.

The enquiry was conducted after a student's father complained to the UCRC.

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