Teacher held for repeatedly raping minor girl



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.

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.

PTI