Watchman, teacher arrested in Chhattisgarh for raping tribal girls



Zeenews Bureau

Raipur: The watchman and teacher of a government-run residential school for tribal girls in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district have been arrested for alleged sexual assault of the minor inmates, police said on Sunday.

Deenaram (23), the watchman of Tribal Girls Pre-matric Hostel located in Narharpur police station limits, was arrested following a complaint by Women and Child Development Officer on Saturday, Superintendent of Police Rahul Bhagat told a news agency.

Mannu Ram Gota (24), a teacher, who is also accused of sexual assault, has also been arrested.

Medical reports have confirmed that four of the 11 girls, all of them minors, were raped.

The state government has initiated a high-level probe into the case.

(With PTI inputs)