Police have arrested a 22-year-old Nayagon resident on charges of raping his 15-year-old sister for the past 4-5 years.
The complainant, a class 8 student at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 11 in Chandigarh, alleged that she had been sexually harassed for years.
The crime came to light after the girl disclosed the issue to her teacher. The teacher then called up the child helpline.
The victim claimed that she was threatened to not disclose the case.
The school teacher Anjali Yadav said the girl had first apprised her mother of the exploitation and the mother had advised her to let the matter rest and refused to believe her.
After the teacher informed the child helpline, three counsellors arrived at the school, took the victim to the police station and lodged a complaint.
A case has been registered against the accused under Section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.
Three-year jail to ASI for taking bribe
A Punjab police assistant subinspector was awarded three years’ imprisonment by a local court on Wednesday after being found guilty of charges of corruption. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on the defendant, identified as Kanwer Jaswinder Pal Singh.
Acting on a complaint filed by a property consultant residing in Phase 2, Rajinder Singh, vigilance sleuths arrested Johal, who was posted at Phase 1 police station, at the PTL traffic lights while accepting bribe of Rs 10,000.