BHOPAL: In another shameful incident, a schoolteacher in Indian state of Madhya Pradesh punished a six-year-old girl for failing to complete homework and later raped her in school premises.
The survivor, who sustained severe injuries, had to be admitted to district hospital for two days. She has been discharged from the hospital now, the Indian Express reported.
This is the sixth such incident in the state within a fortnight when a minor aged below 10 had to be hospitalised after facing sexual violence.
Doctors treating the girl confirmed she sustained severe injuries and was kept under observation.
The incident took place at Kursa village situated about 80 kilometres from the district headquarters.
The survivor, a student of Class II at a private school, went to school as usual on March 23. She had not completed her homework and accused teacher Satya Narayan Verma, 23, punished her and asked her to go the school backyard and kneel down.
Later, Verma followed the girl to the backyard and raped her, he also threatened her to keep mum, said the police.
The minor girl returned home at 6 pm but her parents were not present, and she just went to her room and slept, police said citing the statements of the kin. Later in the night when her mother found her bleeding, the told her what had happened.
Her parents discussed the issue with local villagers the following day, and on their advice lodged a complaint with Jiyavan police station.
The survivor was immediately sent to district hospital for treatment and a case was registered against the accused.
Police said the accused has been arrested and sent to jail.