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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

Tutor assaults 19-year-old girl as she resists rape bid

HT correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, April 02, 2014
First Published: 10:45 IST(2/4/2014) | Last Updated: 10:49 IST(2/4/2014)

A first-year BCom student accused her tuition teacher of trying to rape and assault in Zirakpur on Monday.

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The accused identified as 31-year-old Anand Aggarwal, a resident of Mamta Enclave in Zirakpur, runs a tuition centre for commerce students at his house.

Aggarwal was alone in the house at the time of the incident as his mother and sister were away to Shirdi and would return after two days.

The 19-year-old victim told the police that she was taking tuition for maths from the accused for the past six months. In routine, around 15 more students take tuition in the victim’s batch, but, on Monday, no other student came to attend the class except her.

The victim alleged that when she entered into the classroom, suddenly Aggarwal locked the room and tried to rape her. She also alleged that the accused assaulted her when she resisted and hit her in the stomach, said investigating officer Narinder Kumar.

Neighbours reached the spot after listening to the screams of the girl and informed her relatives, who rushed her to the Dera Bassi civil hospital, after informing the police. The victim had sustained severe injuries.

The victim was perusing bachelors of commerce from a private college in Chandigarh and was taking tuition to preparing for final exams.
“We are conducting raids to arrest the accused who is at large,” said Ravinderpal Singh, Zirakpur station house officer.

A case under sections 376 (rape), 511 (attempt to commit offence) and 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of Indian Penal Code was registered against the tuition teacher late on Monday evening.

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