Chhapra: A Class 9 girl from Bihar’s Chapra area on Friday alleged that she was gang-raped by her school principal and two teachers for the last seven months. The minor girl’s horror did not end there as 15 students from the same school also gang-raped her during this period, The Deccan Chronicle reports.
The Bihar Police on Friday arrested six persons including the school principal and four students along with one teacher.
“FIR has been registered against 19 persons out of which six were arrested and the search is on for the others,” a police official said.
The 14-year-old victim, in her statement to the police, said that the entire incident of gangrape was filmed by one of the students who used it to blackmail her following which she was raped by other students.
When she approached the school principal, Uday Singh, he along with three other school teachers raped her.
“The matter is still under investigation but we have arrested the school principal and a few others. Anything more on the issue can be said only after we complete our investigation,” Deputy SP Ajay Kumar Singh told reporters on Saturday.
The family alleged that the police first refused to lodge the complaint, but conceded after they threatened to take the matter to senior officials.
The incident has triggered a political storm in Bihar with opposition parties blaming the state administration for not taking appropriate measures to stop the increase in crimes against women.
RJD Spokesperson Shakti Yadav said, “Repeated incidents of molestation and gangrape has created a fear among the people in Bihar. Chapra incident only exposes the government’s failure. Imagine a minor girl being raped by the school principal and teachers along with her classmates. How will you rate law and order of Bihar?”
The Chapra gangrape incident is being termed as one of the “most heinous” act of crime against women to have occurred in last few months in Bihar.
Data maintained by the police shows that 289 cases of rape have been registered till March this year. In 2017, as many as 1,198 cases were registered