In a bizarre incident, a class 6 student was repeatedly raped by her teacher in a government school in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur. The incident came to light when the minor girl was found three months pregnant. The police have arrested the accused teacher, whereas hunt for another teacher who helped in the alleged crime is going on.
Surjaram, a teacher at Government Upper Primary School in Baba ki Nimbadi in Mokamgarh of Shergarh subdivision had raped his class 6 student in March in school three to four times as another teacher Sahi Ram stood guard outside the room, according to Shergarh DySP Raju Ram Choudhary. The duo had threatened the girl not to disclose any information to anyone.
The chairperson of Rajasthan State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Sangeeta Beniwal, said every possible support to the victim and her family would be provided on every level.
How the heinous crime came to light
The sexual exploitation of the minor girl by her teachers came to light a few days back when she had to be taken to a hospital by her father following her complaints of stomach pain, the police said. During the checkup, she was suspected to be pregnant and her father lodged a complaint with the police.
On her father’s complaint, the police lodged an FIR against the two teachers under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and managed to nab the key accused on Thursday night, he said.
After lodging the FIR, police also took the girl for a medical examination and got her sonography done, the police officer said, adding the report has confirmed that the minor child is pregnant for three months.
Education dept suspends accused teachers
Taking cognisance of the incident, the education department has suspended both the teachers and has initiated a departmental inquiry against both of them. The report has been directed to be submitted in a week.
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