Ludhiana: School Principal, Teacher Arrested For Raping 16-year-old Student, Planning Abortion of Foetus
Ludhiana, Feb 9: A government school principal and teacher was arrested by Ludhiana police in Jagraon subdivision on Thursday on charges of raping a 16-year-old girl student. The duo also planned the abortion of the foetus, a report said.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, the matter came to light after another teacher at the school came across an audio clip in which two men can be heard discussing means of abortion. The 4-minute audio clip, in which the duo plans to “make her fall”, had gone viral on WhatsApp.
The teacher then complained about the matter to the authorities. Meanwhile, the origin of the audio clip is being probed.
According to the statement recorded by the Class 11 girl, she was raped by the teacher in the school library.
The case against the duo has been registered under sections 376 (rape) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code; the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act; the IT Act; and under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act as the girl is a Dalit, report in HT said.
Taking cognizance of the matter, the Punjab State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has directed the district education officer (DEO), secondary, to submit a report within a week.