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DSP to probe Dalit girl's rape in Bhiwani school

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Rohtak, November 18, 2013
First Published: 18:48 IST(18/11/2013) | Last Updated: 19:08 IST(18/11/2013)

A deputy superintendent of police-level probe has been ordered into the alleged rape of a Class 10 Dalit girl at a Bhiwani village. The victim had accused her Sanskrit teacher of sexually assaulting her.

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Siwani DSP Pritivi Singh said that investigations were on and experts were being roped in to counsel the victim.

As per details, Tosham police had booked a Sanskrit teacher, identified as Shiv Charan, for rape; under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act and under the SC/ST Act on November 16 on the complaint of the victim.

In her complaint, she said that on November 6, Charan asked her to fetch a glass of water in an isolated room, where he allegedly raped her.

The victim stopped going to school from the next day without citing any reason to her parents. Later, she narrated the incident to her mother, after which her kin reached the school and manhandled the accused and locked the school. Police said that the accused would be arrested after verifying the allegations, as investigations are on.

School staff replaced

Bhiwani district education officer Nirmala Sheoran said that on the demand of villagers, the entire 11-member staff of the school has been replaced. “The new staff on deputation would take over on Tuesday,” she said.


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