The accused teacher of Majhapada government upper primary school in Raibaga area, identified as Bhushan Khalko (37), had allegedly raped the 14-year-old girl of 7th standard first about three months ago, they said.
The teacher, a father of three, then sexually assaulted the girl several times by threatening her and the victim now became pregnant, Inspector In-charge of Raibaga police station S K Sandha said.
The girl finally mustered courage and informed her mother about the ordeal and finally she lodged a complaint with Raibaga police station, he said.
On the basis of the girl's complaint, Khalko and his wife - Alkhan Topo - were arrested and forwarded to a court which remanded them to jail custody.
The wife, also a teacher in the same school, was arrested for allegedly assisting in the crime and threatening the girl not to tell anyone about the episode.
Rourkela: A school teacher was arrested on Thursday on charge of repeatedly raping a minor tribal girl student in Odisha's Sundargarh district, and his wife too held for assisting him.
First Published: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 23:49