Malkangiri school girl committed suicide after sexual assault by headmaster: Cops

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Malkangiri: The Class X girl of SSD Girls High School at Sikhpalli of Malkangiri district had committed suicide after being repeatedly sexually assaulted by the school headmaster, the police said on Saturday.

The police today arrested the headmaster of the school, Biswajit Sarkar, for abetting the suicide of Bandana Sardar, daughter of Santosh Sardar of Sikhapali village.

The 14-year-old girl was found dead with an incised wound on her left in the computer room of the school on Thursday night.

The girl took the extreme step after being repeatedly sexually assaulted by the school headmaster, police said at a press conference here. A note has been found inside the notebook of the deceased girl which revealed that the accused headmaster was involved in the sexual assault of minor girls in the school, the police said.

After the arrest of the accused, another girl from the school came forward and revealed before the police that the headmaster had sexually assaulted her too. The police registered two separate cases under relevant Sections of IPC and POCSO Act and arrested the accused.

Meanwhile, district collector suspended five employees including the headmaster in connection with the death of the Class X girl. The four others who were put under suspension are two teachers, hostel warden and night watchman.

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