The Navi Mumbai crime branch has arrested a teacher from a Nerul school on Wednesday night for allegedly raping and impregnating a 13-year-old student in September.
The accused Raj Shulka, 45, had gone into hiding after the case was registered against him in September. The crime branch officers finally arrested him from Delhi and took him to Navi Mumbai. He has been booked under sections 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
Confirming the news, Hemant Nagrale, the police commissioner of Navi Mumbai, said, “Shukla has been arrested. We will produce him before the judicial court and take him into our custody for interrogation.”
Nagrale on Monday suspended assistant police inspector of Nerul police station, Vasudev More for allegedly not paying due attention to this case over the past three months. The case was then transferred to the city crime branch.
The victim’s parents claim the accused had sexually assaulted many other students of the school earlier too.