In a shocking incident, a class 9 girl has alleged that she was raped, tortured and blackmailed by her school’s principal, two teachers and 16 students in Bihar’s Saran district, police said on Saturday.
The principal and a teacher along with four students were arrested for allegedly raping and blackmailing the girl, Superintendent of Police (Saran) Harikishore Rai told PTI.
In her complaint, the girl alleged that for seven continuous months, she was raped and blackmailed by the principal, two teachers and 16 students.
The school is located in Parsagarh village which comes under Ekma police station of Saran district, about 35 kms from the district headquarters of Chapra.
The SP has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) under Deputy Superintendent of Police Ajay Kumar Singh, who made a visit to the school on Friday, and made the arrests.
Raids are being conducted to apprehend the other accused, the SP added.
In the complaint, the victim alleged that she was first raped by some of the students of her school in a toilet there in December 2017, Rai said.
The students also recorded a video of the act and threatened her to make it viral if she reported the matter to anyone, he said.
When the victim complained to the principal about the incident, he convinced and persuaded her not to lodge a complaint as the matter would bring disrepute to her and the family, the SP said.
The principal along with two teachers, later, also raped and blackmailed her, the girl alleged.
The victim told reporters on Saturday that she could not muster courage to lodge a complaint with the police since her father was in jail for several months.
The girl’s father was released from jail a couple of days ago and a complaint was lodged on Friday.
(With inputs from agencies)