Rajasthan: Teacher arrested for bid to rape minor

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A teacher at a government Sanskrit school in Jhunjhunu has been arrested after he allegedly stripped and attempted to rape a 13-year-old student in his class, police said. Hawa Singh, 45, was produced in a court on Tuesday.

On Saturday last week, the teacher allegedly asked the Class VIII student to cook the mid-day meal. He then followed her to the kitchen and bolted the door.

According to the police, he asked the minor to strip and tried to rape her. When she cried for help, he hit and threatened her. But the student reported the matter to the school authorities and the police. Singh fled but was caught and arrested on Monday.

“The teacher was booked under various sections of the IPC and POCSO Act,” Jhunjhunu SP Surendra Kumar Gupta said.

 

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