A school principal in Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh has been arrested for repeatedly raping a 12-year-old girl and forcing her to take constraceptives, police said Saturday.
The principal, Sapan Mishra, allegedly used to rape the class 7 student every time she went to his house for private coaching.
On Friday, when she complained of severe abdominal pain, he forced her to take two emergency contraceptive pills. But the pain did not subside even after she returned home.
When her parents asked her about it, the girl first said the principal had given her painkiller tablets for stomach pain. Later she told them she had been repeatedly raped by the principal at his home.
The family then lodged a police complaint against principal Mishra, following which he was arrested.
“Acting on the complaint by the victim and her family members, police arrested the accused and registered a case against him under POCSO ( protection of Children from Sexual Offenders) Act and relevant sections of the IPC and SC/ST Act. Further investigations into the case are on," Shajapur deputy superintendent of police (AJAK) Premsingh Bhadoriya said.