Odisha

Headmistress’ Husband Arrested For Impregnating School Girl

Koraput: The district police today forwarded to court the man who is accused of impregnating a 13-year-old girl; who is incidentally a student of Unniti U.P. Sevashram school at Phampuni in Jeypore where his wife is the headmistress.

The accused Rajendra Rath (60) belongs to Raju street of Jeypore was arrested on charges of raping and impregnating the minor.

The accused had allegedly kept the class 7 student at his wife’s official quarters during the summer vacations and repeatedly raped her. He also threatened her with dire consequences if she revealed the same to anyone.

The minor was found to be three months pregnant a few days ago.

The Jeypore Sadar Police Station lodged a case under IPC Sections 376(2)(n), 376(3) and 506 IPC with respect to Section 6 of POCSO Act and Sec 3(2)(v) of SC ST POA Act.

Demanding justice, the minor’s family has asked for strict action against the accused.

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