September 10, 2014 9:10:05 pm
A 32-year-old tutor has been arrested by HSR Layout police in South-East Bangalore for allegedly raping a 10-year-old student at his residence. D Biju, a resident of Somasandrapalya in HSR Layout and a native of Kerala, is accused of repeatedly abusing the girl starting September 3, on occasions when she went to his residence for academic coaching. A complaint was lodged on Wednesday morning after the girl revealed the abuse to her parents.
Police have registered a case of rape and booked Biju under the POCSO Act. The victim, a class V student at a private school, was being coached by Biju, her neighbour, at his house for the past two years. But last week, the teacher allegedly went to the victim’s house and asked her to come early at around 4.30 pm, before the other students arrived, for a ‘special class’. That day, he took her to a room, removed her clothes and sexually assaulted her. He also warned the girl of dire consequences if she disclosed this act to anyone. Intimidated, the girl kept mum and attended the class before going home at around 8.30 pm. She did not tell her parents about the abuse and continued her tuitions, but then again, on September 6, Biju allegedly sexually assaulted her. When she resisted, he warned her of punishment and rebuked her in front of other students for not doing her homework.
The victim then started to skip coaching classes even as her father forced her to be regular. She then revealed the truth to a female neighbour first and then to her parents on Wednesday, explaining the reason for skipping tutorial classes.
When her parents and neighbours accosted Biju at his house, he rushed to the police station seeking protection, complaining that a mob had come to beat him up for punishing a girl for not concentrating on studies. Police arrested him based on the complaint lodged by the victim’s parents.
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