According to the complaint, the accused had threatened the girls with dire consequences, if they disclosed anything to their parents. It was alleged that when the matter was brought to the knowledge of the school principal by the students, the principal tried to hush up the matter. Then a few students mustered the courage to scale the boundary wall and reported the matter to the police.
The rape of the girls – aged between 4 and 13 years – for more than three years triggered massive protests by local residents, students and members of the civil society on Tuesday evening. They also gheraoed the Likhabali Police Station, demanding capital punishment for the culprit.