New Delhi: Days after the body of a Dalit girl student was found in a water tank of the school on Tuesday, the local police have arrested the physical trainer and instructor for allegedly raping the murdering the girl in Bikaner district of Rajasthan.
The 17-year-old victim's body was recovered on Tuesday morning following which her parents lodged a complaint against trainer Vijendra Singh accusing him of raping and killing the girl.
"It was alleged that the girl was raped in the hostel room of Vijendra on Monday night and later her body was found in the tank. She was pursuing BSTC (a course to become a teacher) from the private college in Nokha," the police said.
According to a report in the Indian Express, the girl's father alleged that she was raped by the accused when she has gone to his room to clean it.
Victim's father told that there were only four girls in the hostel as most of them had gone to their homes for Holi and were yet to join back. She was asked by the hostel warden to go and clean the PTI's room.
The victim's father also claimed that she has told him about the rape on March 28 evening, a day before she was found dead.
Quoting Bikaner SP (rural) Satnam Singh, the report said that the victim's postmortem report has confirmed rape.
The girl belonged to Barmer district.
Local people, her relatives and public representatives including Leader of Opposition Rameshwar Dudi have demanded a probe into the matter.