Teacher rapes minor girl in Akhnoor

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Jammu, February 24:  A teacher posted in a Government School at Manoh area, falling under the jurisdiction of Akhnoor police station has been arrested for the allegation of raping a minor girl on the pretext of marriage.

The teacher has been identified as Susheel Sharma, son of Sukhdev Raj, a resident of Manoh, tehsil Akhnoor. He has been alleged of raping a 17-year-old minor girl hailing from the same area. The girl was the daughter of a woman working as helper in Government Middle School (GMC) Fanwal, she used to accompany her mother to help her in kitchen works in the institution.

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The man took benefit of innocence of the mother to create intimacy with her daughter and promised to marry her. On February 2, at around 1 pm, the man took the minor girl to a secluded place near the school and made physical relations after giving her some sedatives.

However, after raping her, he refused to marry her. He also threatened the woman and her daughter that if they disclosed the matter to anyone, they will have to face some dire consequences.

However, the girl found to be brave enough to report the matter to Akhnoor police station. The police has now registered the case under FIR Number 35/16 under Section 376 RPC. The girl has also gone under medical examination and the accused has been arrested.