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Govt teacher held for rape bid on student in J&K

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Udhampur, April 27, 2013
First Published: 18:06 IST(27/4/2013) | Last Updated: 20:19 IST(27/4/2013)

 A government schoolteacher in Ramnagar near here allegedly attempted to rape a Class 11 student when they both were alone during an annual exam on Wednesday.

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The teacher was an invigilator and allegedly forced himself on to the victim when other students had left the exam hall. Police registered a case against the teacher, Surinder Kumar Sharma of Thaplal in Ramnagar, on Thursday and arrested him a day later. Sharma has been remanded in three-day police custody, Udhampur senior superintendent of police Benam Posh said.

The victim alleged that when other students had left the exam hall, Sharma came to her and offered help. A few minutes later, the teacher allegedly tried to rape her. However, the student raised the alarm and ran out of the exam hall.


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