The incident came to light after the girl became pregnant.
September 20, 2018: The principal and the clerk of a school in Phulwari Sharif in Patna have been arrested for allegedly raping a class 5 student for a period of over 9 months. The girl was raped by the two repeatedly in the school premises got pregnant during the period.
The clerk allegedly filmed the act and blackmailed the victim.
The incident came to light after the victim came back from school and started vomiting. Her family took her to a doctor, where, upon examination, she was found to be two months pregnant.
The girl later revealed that she was sexually exploited by the principal and the clerk following which her parents filed a complaint in the matter. Patna senior superintendent of police (SSP) Manu Maharaaj confirmed the incident and said that the investigation in the matter is underway.
Patna: Principal and clerk of a school in Phulwari Sharif have been arrested for allegedly raping a class 5th student for over a period of 9 months, during which she also got pregnant. Principal says, 'I haven't done anything. Medical examination will establish everything'.#Bihar pic.twitter.com/Gh04ZJRv2H
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The girl will be taken for a medical examination on Thursday. A case under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has been filed and the principal and his accomplice were arrested on Wednesday.