A teacher, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, was arrested, on Saturday, for raping a six-year-old girl in the school’s toilet.
Authorities confirmed the incident and revealed the suspect was taken into custody after the victim’s mom filed a complaint a day after the misfortunate event.
“A teacher of a private school in a village located within the Tindwari police station limits has been arrested for allegedly raping a six-year-old student. The girl has been sent for a medical examination,” Circle Officer (CO) Omprakash said.
“The teacher, a distant relative of the girl, asked her and her younger brother to stay back after the classes, saying he would give them tuition. Subsequently, he sent the girl’s brother to a shop to buy toffees and allegedly raped her in the school toilet,” the police officer added.
“When the girl’s brother returned, he heard her sister’s cries from the toilet. On knocking the door, the accused opened it and fled the spot. The girl narrated her ordeal to her mother, after which a rape case was registered against the teacher on Saturday. Sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act were also added to the FIR,” Omprakash stated.
The young girl, reportedly, underwent a medical examination and results have yet to be made public in the coming days.