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Molester of Kodaikanal school student surrenders

Molester of Kodaikanal school student surrenders

Kodaikanal Public School administrator ML Brite is accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl student.

Chennai: The principal of Kodaikanal Public School has been arrested for being an accomplice to school correspondent ML Brite who is accused of sexually harassing a class 9 girl student, police said on Friday. Brite, 73, surrendered at Sri Villiputhur court near Madurai on Friday afternoon after being on the run for nearly a month,

"Sheeba Paul, 36, was arrested Thursday afternoon at Kodaikanal (520 km from here) and was remanded to custody. She has been lodged in Nilakottai sub-jail," a police official told IANS over phone.

The school authorities, including Paul, has been maintaining that the complaint was false and the girl was instigated by her guardian to make it.

first published:July 02, 2010, 09:39 IST