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Principal sentenced to death, teacher gets lifer for raping 11-year-old student

The Principal of a school in Patna has been sentenced to death and a school teacher has been imprisoned for life by a court for the rape of a Class 5 student, reports said on Tuesday.

Special POCSO judge Awadhesh Kumar, in an order passed on Monday, announced capital punishment for the principal Arvind Kumar besides imposing on him a fine of Rs 1 lakh, reported news agency PTI.

 

Co-accused Abhishek Kumar, who according to the news agency taught at the school situated in Phulwari Sharif locality of the city, was sentenced for life and slapped with a fine of ₹ 50,000.

The case was reported in September 2018 when the survivor, all of 11 years, was found to be pregnant after she was taken to a doctor by her parents who got worried over her frequent bouts of illness.

She narrated her ordeal amid questions from her parents. A case was filed under the POCSO Act (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) and relevant sections of the IPC (Indian Penal Code).