Patna school principal gets death sentence for raping 11-year-old student

The case came to light in September 2018 when the victim was found pregnant

Patna school principal gets death sentence for raping 11-year-old student

The principal and a teacher of a school here have been awarded death sentence and imprisonment for life

Patna, February 16

The principal and a teacher of a school here have been awarded death sentence and imprisonment for life, respectively, by a court for the rape of a Class 5 student.

Special POCSO judge Awadhesh Kumar, in an order passed on Monday, announced capital punishment for the principal, Arvind Kumar, besides imposing on him a fine of Rs 1 lakh.

Co-accused Abhishek Kumar, who taught at the school situated in Phulwari Sharif locality of the city, was sentenced to life and slapped with a fine of Rs 50,000.

The case came to light in September 2018 when the victim, all of 11 years, was found to be pregnant upon being taken to a doctor by her parents who got worried over her frequent bouts of illness.

She narrated her ordeal when the parents pressed her with queries. A case was lodged at the Mahila Thana here under the POCSO Act and relevant sections of the IPC. PTI

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