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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Baripada, Mar 30:

A headmaster of a primary school was today arrested after being thrashed by locals in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district yesterday for allegedly showing obscene photos to girl students on his mobile phone.

The shameful incident took place at Markundi primary school under Badasahi block in the district.

According to reports, Durga Charan Giri, headmaster of the school, had allegedly shown obscene photos to girl students of the educational institution.

The incident came to fore after the students told their parents about it.

The parents and other villagers asked the teacher regarding the matter during which a verbal duel ensued between the two which soon turned violent as the former manhandled and beat the headmaster.

The teacher was detained by the villagers for about 3 hours and later rescued by police.

Today, the headmaster was arrested after a complaint was lodged by the parents of the girls, a police official said.

The accused was remanded to jail custody after he was produced before a court in Betanati, the police official added.