Balasore: The Balasore police Saturday arrested a government school headmaster for allegedly molesting a girl students of the school.

According to police, the incident took place in an upper primary school in Singla police station area on Friday.

The police said that though the school was closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the head master was there in the premises on some work when the girl had gone there to fetch water from the school tube well. The head master called the victim, aged around 10, to the school’s office room and molested her. He had even threatened the girl of removing her from the school if she told anyone about the incident, the police said.

The victim, however, told the incident to her parents who filed an FIR with the Singla police on Friday.

The police arrested the accused on Saturday from his relative’s house from West Bengal.