CANACONA: Prasad Pagi, Teacher at Shree Balram Residential High School, Amone (Poinguinim) surrenders at Canacona police station after Goa Children’s Court rejected his bail application in the 13-year old, 6th Std Student’s assault case.
Canacona Police took the accused Prasad Pagi in their custody after the latter came to the Police Station on rejection of his bail application by Goa Children’s Court on Thursday.
JMFC Court granted bail to Prasad Pagi, releasing him from police custody in less than 24 hours on Friday morning. The bail details are, however, awaited.
It may be recalled that the police were looking out for the accused and had virtually declared Prasad Pagi an Absconder after he was found unapproachable following the registration of an FIR against him on the complaint of the mother of the 13-year-old class-VI student on Tuesday.
Page is accused of beating /assaulting the Class -VI student of Shree Balram Residential High School, Poinguinim with a Mop rod allegedly for playing mischief/misbehaving during school organised Cleanliness Drive on the occasion of Swatchta -Din (Gandhi Jayanti)
Teacher Pagi with his mobile switched off went missing even as police were on the lookout to record his statement as part of their investigation and later declared him as absconding.
Parents have also accused Shree Balram Residential High School teachers including Prasad Pagi for approaching them at SGDH, Margao (where the boy is still recovering) said ‘Sorry, and it won’t happen again’, pleas and tried to persuade them to refrain from filing FIR and offered money in exchange to settle the matter.
While the accused went hiding, his bail application filed at Goa Children’s Court came up for hearing on Thursday morning, where Canacona Police Investigation Officer PSI Velip reportedly objected to the grant of bail and pleaded for his availability for investigation.
After the bail was rejected, Prasad Pagi walked to the police station and Canacona police who were looking out for him swiftly put him under arrest and is presently lodged in police custody at Canacona police station.
Canacona police will produce the accused to the JMFC court on Friday to seek further remand, sources informed.