Rape of minor in 2014: Teacher sentenced to 20 year-prison term


PTI, Mar 10, 2022, 11:31 AM IST

Bengaluru: A 46-year-old teacher has been sentenced to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment by the Karnataka Fast Track Court for raping a 6-year-old girl in 2014.

The convict identified as A. Jaishankar, a resident of Old Thippasandra taught Hindi language to students in a private school here.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Wednesday.

Following the complaint by the victim child’s mother, the Jeevan Bheema Nagar police arrested him on October 30, 2014 under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act and section 376 (rape) of IPC.

The convicted person committed the crime during lunch hours on October 28, 2014. After coming back home, the girl told her mother about being uneasy and pain in private parts. The victim’s mother took her to a hospital and after diagnosis, the doctors discovered that the girl has been raped.

The mother confronted the teacher and other staff in the school about the incident the next day, they remained unresponsive. Later she filed a complaint with the police. The accused was granted bail in 2019. Now, he has been taken into custody and sent to the central prison of Bengaluru. Ashwathnarayana K.V., the public prosecutor argued for the victim.

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