A 52-year-old teacher molested a minor girl student at a government school in Barmer and threatened to expel her from the school if she discussed the issue with her parents.
The parents of the victim lodged an FIR with the Pachpadra police on Friday after the girl divulged what the teacher did to her in the classroom on September 16.
The police said the girl had identified the teacher as Narpat Singh, who works with Rewada Mayyia secondary school in Barmer, about 550 km from Rajasthan’s capital, Jaipur.
The police confirmed that Singh called the victim, who studies in Class 6 of the same school, inside an empty classroom and molested her.
The case has been registered under Section 354 of the IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, Pachpadra police station incharge Mahesh Shrimali said.
He said the victim’s statement would be recorded and presented before the magistrate soon.
The police said the parents were shocked to know from their daughter about the teacher’s act and contacted the school authorities the next day, demanding immediate action against the accused.
The school administration reported the matter to the higher authorities. Balotara sub-divisional magistrate Udaybhan Charan and block education officer (BEO) Hukmaram Bheel rushed to the school and removed the teacher till fresh orders.