Rape, harassment against women and child abuse continue to haunt Indians across the country! In what is seen as yet another shocking incident of sexual exploitation of the girl child, a principal of a private school in Patna (Bihar) has been arrested for allegedly raping and impregnating a class five student in his school. The police have also reportedly taken a clerk into custody over charges of making a video clip of the crime.
Both the accused were said to have been arrested by the Bihar police on the complaint of the minor’s parents. It is said that the heinous crime continued for over a period of nine months.
The incident came to light on September 19 after the minor’s parents took their daughter to a doctor on complaints of vomiting and pain and the doctor informed them of her pregnancy.
During the investigation, the minor victim reportedly told police that the principal first sexually assault her by calling her to his office on the pretext of examining her exercise book almost nine months ago. She added that the principal had continued to sexually assault her since then.
Patna: Principal and clerk of a school in Phulwari Sharif have been arrested for allegedly raping a class 5th student for over a period of 9 months, during which she also got pregnant. Principal says, ‘I haven’t done anything. Medical examination will establish everything’.#Bihar pic.twitter.com/Gh04ZJRv2H
— ANI (@ANI) September 20, 2018
The 11-year-old victim has also accused the clerk of making a video clip of the crime and threatening her to circulate it on the social media if she narrates the ordeal to anyone.
Meanwhile, Patna SSP Manu Maharaj has reportedly confirmed the arrest of both two accused in the case saying,
“We arrested a private school teacher and school clerk as soon as the girl’s parents brought the matter to us.”
A case has been said to have been registered at the women police station on the basis of the statement of the girl’s parents. We earnestly hope a proper investigation is carried out by the police and justice is served to the girl child.