Police have arrested Malviya under section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the IPC and under provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act, an official said.
“As the matter is serious, we have arrested Malviya,” Kotwali police station Inspector Ajay Nair said.
However, the principal claimed that he was innocent and the charges against him are false.
“I scolded the girl after I found a love letter in her book and informed her family members. However, they thrashed me,” he told reporters.
Further investigation in the case is on, Nair added.