A case of a school principal in Sonipat allegedly raping a 16-year-old student on the pretext of helping her clear her class X board exams has come to light.

The principal is the owner of the school on the outskirts of Gohana town in Sonipat. In a bid to ensure that no one suspects any foul play, he made a dummy student write her physical education paper on Tuesday while he raped the girl in a nearby house.

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Police officials booked the principal and two women under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act on Tuesday night. The women were booked for criminal conspiracy as the rape took place in their house. However, all three are absconding since Tuesday night.

The girl’s father has registered a complaint. The father was willing to shell out Rs 10,000 to the principal as part of the deal to help his daughter clear the exams.

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The survivor’s father told the police, “On March 8, the principal called me and my daughter to a school on the outskirts of Gohana. The principal then asked me to leave my daughter at his relative’s place. He said another girl would write my daughter’s exam.”

The father had to pick up his daughter after the exam was over. On returning to the house where he had left his daughter, he got to know about the incident. The father told them that while he was talking to his daughter, the accused and the two women managed to flee the house. A team of counsellors was called to help the girl.

Similar case in Jharkhand

In December last year, a school principal assaulted a seven-year-old who attended a school in Koderma district of Jharkhand. Besides that, he brushed off his crime of sexual assault by saying that it was just a small mistake since there was no intercourse.

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