Principal rapes class 10 student in Haryana on pretext of helping her clear board exam

NEW DELHI, March 15, 2018: A school principal allegedly raped a class 10 th student of his school on pretext of helping her clear the ongoing board exam in northern state of Haryana.

Media reports said the principal of a school in Sonepat, 207 km from Haryana’s capital Chandigarh, called the girl to his relative’s place and raped her.

A dummy student was made to write the exams for the victim, while the principal allegedly raped the girl in a house located near the school.

Media reports claimed that on March 8, the principal made another student appear for girl’s Physical Education exam and raped the victim in a house situated in Gohana town at Sonepat.

Police booked the accused under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act. Two women were also made accused in the case since the rape took place in their house.

Media reports further quoted the police as claiming that all the three accused were absconding since the night of the incident.

Reports said that the father of the victim was worried about her daughter’s academic performance and had approached the principal for help. It was also found that the father was ready to pay Rs 10,000 to the principal apart from the school fees so that he would help his daughter clear the exams. After meeting the girl’s father, the principal instructed the man to leave her daughter at his relative’s place on the outskirts of Gohana. He then asked the victim’s father to leave and come back after the exam timings.

According to the complaint filed by the father of the victim, when he came back to pick her daughter up, the victim narrated her ordeal. In the meantime, the principal and the two women managed to escape. A drive has been launched to nab the accused.

Haryana has seen a rise in the cases of sexual violence against women. The latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data shows that Haryana witnessed 1,187 rapes in 2016, translating into roughly three rapes a day.