Gujarat High Court quashes POCSO case against school officials accused of slapping student, threatening to leak video of her adjusting skirt

The judge said that though the accused acted harshly towards the student, there was no 'sexual intention' on their part.
Gujarat High Court
Gujarat High Court

The Gujarat High Court recently quashed proceedings under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) against a school teacher, a principal and others, stating that mere harsh treatment like slapping or ousting a child from the class would not come within the ambit of 'sexual assault' under the POCSO Act [Sujata Suraj Bhatia v. State of Gujarat].

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