A 30-year-old primary school teacher at a government school in Champhai district of Mizoram has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing 32 students in the last three years.
Two sets of parents filed separate FIRs with the police on Tuesday, alleging that the accused molested their daughters in the classroom and the school office several times before threatening them against speaking about the incidents.
One of the FIRs alleged that one girl started bleeding from her private parts after she was molested.
Champhai Superintendent of Police John Laldina said the accused, Lalhmingmawia, was recruited by the village council in 2012 since the school did not have a teacher.
“Our investigations show that Lalhmingmawia molested up to 32 girls aged between eight and 12 over the past three years. We have questioned him and many parents of children who attend the school,” said Laldina, adding that the accused was being brought to district capital Champhai for further investigations.
Lalhmingmawia has been arrested and charged under IPC sections 376 clauses 2, 1, (k), IPC 506 and section 6 of the Prevention of Crimes Against Children Act.