Headmistress’ Husband Held For Impregnating Girl Student In Odisha

Jeypore: Police on Friday arrested the husband of headmistress of Phampuni Upgraded Upper Primary Sevashram School in Koraput district on the charges of raping and impregnating a Class VII girl student.

The accused, Rajendra Rath has been arrested and produced before court, Jeypore sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) Varun Guntupalli said at a presser yesterday.

According to Guntupalli, the accused had been frequently staying at the Sevashram and developed physical relations with the girl during that period.

“The girl was found three-months pregnant during a recent medical examination. Child welfare committee (CWC) members and district child protection officer (DCPO) counselled the girl. Later, the DCPO reported the matter and a case was registered at Jeypore Sadar police station in this connection,” the SDPO said.

“Investigation revealed that the husband of the headmistress had kept physical relations with her for the last five to six months and threatened her not to disclose the matter to anyone,” he added.

While questions are being raised over such illegal stay of the husband of the headmistress at the sevashram, the family members of the minor girl demanded stringent action against the headmistress.