Girl raped by teacher attempts suicide in Goa

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 17:18

Panaji: A teenage girl who was raped by her teacher last year allegedly attempted suicide at her residence on Tuesday, police said.

The 17-year-old girl has been admitted to Goa Medical College and Hospital at Bambolim near here following severe burn injuries and she is critical, Panaji police inspector Rajendra Prabhudesai said.

Police are trying to verify whether she tried to commit suicide or was set on fire, he said adding that sub divisional magistrate (SDM) will be recording her statement soon.

The girl was with her grandmother at the time of the incident, he said. The girl was allegedly raped by her male teacher on December 29, 2011 at his residence where she had gone for remedial classes.

The accused recently got bail by the Bombay High Court at Goa, after being behind bars for six months.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 17:18

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