Sexagenarian held for impregnating minor girl student in Koraput

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Koraput: A 60-year-old man has been arrested by Jeypore police on charges of impregnating a minor girl student of Phampuni Upper Primary School under Jeypore block in Koraput district.

The accused has been identified as Rajendra Rath, husband of the headmistress of the school. The matter came to light after a health check-up which the minor had undergone three days ago.

According to police, the accused, Rath had kept the minor girl in his wife’s official quarter and established physical relations with her.

After conducting the medical examination, doctors informed the school officials about her pregnancy. The 13-year-old girl is three months pregnant now. Reportedly, the matter has been taken into consideration and a probe has been already initiated yesterday.

Police have also registered a case under Section 6 of POCSO Act, Sections 376(2)(n), 376(3) and 506 of IPC and Section 3(2)(v) of SC ST POA Act. The accused person has been forwarded to court.

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