An 18-year-old student was allegedly gang-raped by the director of a private school and a teacher of the same institution in Sikar district of Rajasthan and was then forced to undergo an abortion in August when she became pregnant, police said on Monday,Hindustan Times reports.
The family of the student, who is now admitted in a hospital in Jaipur, registered a case at the Ajeetgarh police station on Sunday. “In their complaint, the family members have said that the accused used to call the victim to the school for extra classes, where they allegedly gang-raped her. The victim started experiencing stomach pains last month,” said Kushal Singh, circle officer, Neem Ka Thana.
The police said that after going to a doctor the family discovered that the she was pregnant. The student’s father is a farmer. “Preliminary investigation suggests that an abortion of the girl was carried out last month at a hospital in Shahpura with the family members alleging that the two accused were also present on the occasion and somehow conspired to get the abortion done,” said Manglaram Ola, station house officer, Ajeetgarh.
The two accused have been identified as Jagdish Yadav, the director of the school and teacher Jagat Singh Gurjar, said the police. “The family members have alleged that the two accused tricked them into believing that an operation was being conducted whereas actually it was an abortion,” said Surendra Kumar Dikshit, additional superintendent of police, Sikar.
Officials said that following the abortion, the condition of the student deteriorated and she was shifted to a hospital in Jaipur on September 7.“A case of gang-rape has been registered against both the accused who are currently absconding and we have initiated a search for them,” said circle officer Singh.
The police said that the statement of the victim will be recorded when her condition improves.“We have recorded the statement of two doctors at the hospital in Shahpura and learnt that the family members of the victim were also present on the occasion. Further details will emerge as the probe progresses,” said Singh, who is the investigating officer in the case.