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Govt school teacher accused of raping a student in Pb, held

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

A in district has been charged with raping a minor student and conspiring with another male to abort her when she got pregnant, police said.

A FIR in this regard was registered at Hathur Police Station in today and both the accused teachers were arrested, SSP (Rural) Surjeet Singh said.

Whether the abortion had taken place or not is under investigation, the police said.

The SSP said that a male of another government school in Ludhiana, who was earlier posted in that school, had a few days ago lodged a complaint accusing the two teachers of allegedly raping the Class XII girl, and conspiring to abort her after learning that she had got pregnant.

Besides the complaint, the complainant had also forwarded an audio clip of nearly four minutes in which the two accused teachers were allegedly discussing ways of getting the 18-year-old student's abortion done.

In the clip, both accused teachers were allegedly found talking that they would make the girl fall from stairs and then rush her to a hospital, the SSP said.

"The two accused teachers also planned how they would avoid taking along a when they take the girl to the hospital," he said.

along with Station House Officer (SHO), Hathur Police Station, recently visited the village in where the girl lived and recorded her statement in the presence of her parents, the SSP said.

The victim was also produced before the in the presence of her mother and Sarpanch. The recorded the statement of the victim, the SSP said in an official release today.

The girl stated that she had taken the admission in Class-9 in the school. When she was studying in Class XI, last year, one of the accused school raped her in the school library, the SSP said.

A case under various provisions of IPC including rape, conspiracy, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the SC/ST Act, and under the provisions of the IT Act has been registered against the two accused teachers, the SSP added.

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First Published: Thu, February 08 2018. 21:15 IST