MAMOSA Report — Police in Bikaner district of India’s Rajasthan state have lodged an FIR (First information report) against eight teachers for allegedly raping a 13-year-old student.
The FIR has been lodged against school teachers at Bikaner’s Nokha police station, reported The Indian Express.
“The incident happened in April 2015… The girl completed her class six from the school and took admission in another school this year,” Bikaner Superintendent of Police Amandeep Singh Kapoor said.
“The girl had narrated the incident only to her mother. Recently, some relatives of the girl fought with the teachers, following which an FIR was lodged against the relatives on March 20. It was only then that the girl’s mother told her father about the rape,” the SP said.
The girl’s father, who did not know about the incident recently, said in his complaint, “They used to make my daughter stay back after school on the pretext of extra classes and rape her. They also made video clips of the act and threatened her not to reveal it to anyone. They also fed her something. She told her mother about it and we approached the panchayat. However, the teachers threatened us with dire consequences if we reported this to the police.”
“There were seven to eight of them…They asked me to remove my clothes and clicked photographs and made videos,” the girl told mediapersons.
“I wanted to approach the police but the teachers threatened me,” the father said.
In November 2015, the girl was also diagnosed with blood cancer. Kapoor said,“Over the next few months, she responded to the treatment but she relapsed this month and has been admitted to a hospital. We are in the process of recording their statements.”
The SP added that they are yet to question the eight teachers.
Nokha SHO Darja Ram said, “There is an ongoing dispute between the family and the school. In 2015, the teachers had once made the students do sit-ups, following which she fell ill and was eventually diagnosed with cancer. Recently, some relatives of the girl beat up the teachers. Then an FIR was lodged against her relatives. So we are still investigating the authenticity of the allegations.”