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A TEACHER charged with indecently assaulting students has been warned to stay away from the school for his own safety.

In court, Ranjishwar Prasad, the principal of Rabi High School, denied charges of indecently annoying and assaulting eight students.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Khalid Hassan told the court Mr Prasad's life could be in jeopardy if he returned to the island school.

Mr Hassan said the situation was tense on Rabi island and there were fears of reprisal against the teacher.

Prasad is charged with three counts of indecently annoying a female and seven counts of indecent assault.

The charge statements read out in court alleged that between May and November this year, Prasad allegedly insulted the modesty of three girls when he made sexual gestures towards them.

The additional seven counts of indecent assault were also allegedly committed within the same period.

Prasad allegedly assaulted the girls by touching their buttocks and pulling their bra straps.

The police did not object to the $800 bail bond.

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Comment by Marlie Rota on November 23, 2009 at 12:26pm
How pathetic!! If I may be allowed...I think this would surely serve as a lesson to the MOE administration who appointed him in the first place. I remember having to advocate for the former principal, Rev Allan Hedstrom to be appointed after his acting period at Rabi High School for a significant period, to no avail...due to bureaucratic criteria...although he proved himself worthy, if not being a Banaban.

And I pray that Mr Prasad will be punished accordingly.
Comment by Roba on November 23, 2009 at 1:43am
did they checked his background before making him a Principal? Ridiculous!!!

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