A government school teacher in Ramnagar near Udhampur has allegedly attempted to rape a Class XI student when they both were alone during an annual exam.
The teacher was an invigilator and allegedly forced himself on to the victim when other students had left the exam hall on Wednesday.
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.