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Baramulla, Apr 27: The Baramulla Police has arrested a teacher for allegedly raping and impregnating a Class 11 female student.
A teacher attached to the Government Middle School has been arrested on the charge of alleged rape of his student at his residence in North Kashmir’s Baramulla District.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Syed Imtiyaz Hussain said that the incident came to light when the alleged rapist took the girl to a hospital in Pattan town for medical termination of her pregnancy.
“Doctors at the hospital got suspicious and contacted the father of the girl, who lodged an FIR with the police. The accused was immediately arrested,” Hussain said.
“FIR has been registered. Accused is behind the bars and is on remand by competent Court. Charge sheet will be produced before Court in due course of time,” the top police official said.
A case under FIR No.22/2018 U/S 376,315/RPC has been registered in this case.
Families when contacted said they will “sort out this issue at our own level”
“We both families are looking for a best alternative for both accused teacher and victim student so that their future will be saved,” the family members of both the teacher and the girl individually told The Kashmir Monitor.
Meanwhile, Chief education officer Baramulla Abdul Ahad Ganaie said they have placed the accused teacher under suspension, adding the department has formed a committee to probe the incident.
“We want the strictest possible punishment for the perpetrators. We shall ensure such persons find no place in our education set up. We shall provide any possible assistance to the parents,” the CEO added.
While strongly condemned the act, Sopore based social activist Advocate Musaleen said that a teachers’ importance is more than the parents.
“But if they will be involved in such crimes then we are helpless, speechless and the day will come when every parent will stop sending their children to schools,” she said.
“If he is involved in the crime then suspending him from the service is not a solution. He should be hanged,” she added.