Police arrest principal, clerk for allegedly raping class 5 student in school premises in Patna

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Police arrest a principal and clerk of a private school in Phulwari Sharif in Patna for allegedly raping a girl student of class 5th for a period of over 9 months. The clerk allegedly filmed the act and blackmailed the victim. She was allegedly raped by the two repeatedly in the school premises.

The girl also allegedly got pregnant during the period.

Police said that the incident came to light on September 19 when the girl returned home from school and complained of vomiting. The parents informed the police about the matter when the medical test confirmed that she was two months pregnant.

After the confirmation of the medical report the victim said, “The school clerk had made a video of the act and used to blackmail me by threatening to circulate the clip on social media platforms.”

Victim added that the principal had first raped her by calling her to his office on the pretext of examining her exercise book.

Police confirmed that on the basis of the statement of girl’s parents the women police station had registered a case under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Manu Maharaaj, Patna senior superintendent of police (SSP), said that police acted swiftly and arrested both the accused. The knife used to threaten the girl has also been recovered.