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School teacher arrested for raping minor in Madhya Pradesh’s Shahdol

The incident came to light when the victim refused to go to school and told her mother about the incident.

india Updated: Jun 22, 2018 15:27 IST
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School children take part in a protest rally in Ranchi against the rape and murder of a teenage girl.(AP File Photo)

A school teacher was arrested for allegedly raping a nine-year-old girl in Lukrampur village in Madhya Pradesh’s Shahdol district, police said on Friday.

“The incident took place on June 20. However, yesterday, when the victim refused to go to school, her mother asked the reason and she revealed the incident to her. A complaint was filed by the victim’s mother yesterday evening,” Rasmohini police station in charge Yogendra Singh Parihar said on Friday.

Dinesh Gupta, a teacher at the government primary school which the victims attends, was arrested yesterday under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, Parihar informed.

Further investigations into the incident are underway, he added.

First Published: Jun 22, 2018 15:27 IST