A 14-year-old pupil was allegedly raped by two academics at her faculty, together with the deputy principal, in Silvassa in the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, police stated on Tuesday.
The accused, who was arrested, additionally threatened the minor and warned her of dire penalties if she revealed the incident to others, they stated. A case was filed towards the duo at Silvassa Police Station underneath Sections 376(2)(f)(n) (for rape of a minor), 376 D (gang rape), 377 (unnatural intercourse) and 506 (2) (felony bullying) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO Act) provisions for aggravated sexual assault, amongst others, and the Technology Act of knowledge, Superintendent of Police RP Meena stated in a press release. .
“The victim complained that the accused vice-principal and teacher repeatedly sexually assaulted her at school and threatened her not to disclose the incident to anyone,” he stated. An FIR (first data report) was filed on August 29, and his assertion was recorded and a medical examination was carried out, the officer stated.
The two defendants had been arrested the identical day and introduced earlier than an area courtroom, which despatched them into custody till September 3, he stated. “The mobile phones of the two defendants have been seized and they will be sent for forensic examination. Efforts are being made to find out if another teacher played a role in the incident. Further investigation is ongoing,” he stated. Meena stated.
Meanwhile, the Union Territory administration on Tuesday issued an order saying the non-public faculty would stay closed till additional discover.