In a shocking incident, a Pre-University College Principal sexually harassed a Class 11 girl student in his chamber, said officials on Friday.

The incident took place on Wednesday in a reputed college here. The mother of the victim lodged a complaint with the Vyalikaval police station on the same day.

The police have begun the investigation and issued notice to the accused. The case has been filed under the provision of IPC section 354 (A) and POCSO Act.