A 16-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district committed suicide after she was allegedly gangraped by four persons. What’s more, three of the alleged rapists are her teachers.
The police arrested all four on Wednesday, two days after the girl — daughter of an armyman — died after consuming poison.
Rajouri superintendent of police Mubassir Latief identified the accused as government schoolteacher Mohammad Zafar, his son Waseem and two others. “The medical examination has been conducted. We are awaiting the report to confirm the allegation of rape,” Latief said.
The police said Zafar also ran a private school in the girl’s village, Khagal, about 150km from Jammu city. His son was an administrator at the school. The two other accused are teacher Aurangzeb and part-time teacher Mohmmad Iftikhar.
The police have registered a case on basis of the complaint by the girl’s mother, who alleged that her daughter was gangraped on July 20.
According to her complaint, Waseem had asked the girl to come to the school, saying there was some important work to be done. When she reached the school, she was pushed into a car, taken to an isolated place and gangraped. The girl narrated her plight to her mother and later sunk into depression and consumed poison on Monday. She was rushed to a hospital and then shifted to the Government Medical College in Jammu but to no avail.
The teenager had studied in Zafar’s private school and appeared for her class 10 exams this year, but failed.
With inputs from agencies