Mumbai training class teacher arrested for teenage sexual harassment

MUMBAI: A teacher from a well-known training class in Mumbai was arrested for allegedly sending vulgar videos and lewd messages to a 15-year-old student in the past two months, police said Sunday.

Nikhil Dave (37) was arrested by police in the northern suburbs on Saturday night after the victim narrated the terrible experience to his father, who later filed a complaint, an official said.

The 15-year-old girl has complained about sexual harassment by Dave. The defendant recently wrote the names of two songs in the victim's book and asked him to watch the videos. Found the content of these videos indecent. He tried to tell her with gifts but the victim always refused, the official said.

Dave, who runs the Gurukul Training Classes in Charkop, has been charged under section 354 ((outraging the modesty of a woman) and section 12 of the Child Sexual Offenses Protection Act (POCSO), he said.