Jealous over her excellence in academics, cousins sedate & rape girl


NATIONAL | June 30, 2019:

In a shocking incident, a girl studying in class VIII in a school in Uttar Pradesh was sedated and raped on government school campus allegedly for two years by her four cousins who were jealous of her for being good in studies.

The accused gang also included a teacher, who often participated in the sexual assault of the minor.

The gang, which filmed the act every time, circulated some of the video clips among family members on a WhatsApp group on Friday, bringing the crime to light and prompting parents of the 16-year-old girl to lodge an FIR against all five on Saturday.

No one has been arrested so far.

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"Once the minor girl was sedated, the youths and their teacher took turns to rape her while one of them filmed the act on a mobile phone. When she regained consciousness, she was told she fainted on playground and was hence, brought to staff room. She realised what went on during those times only after the clips were shared," a police officer said.

The preliminary investigation by the police revealed that the accused cousins were jealous of her excelling in studies while they flunked their exams. They all lived together in a joint family and were often humiliated by other family members for failing in exams.

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Reportedly, the sexual assaults often happened during recess time and had been happening for the past two years. The accused used to offer food laced with sedatives to the victim in the school's staff room.

However, the medical reports of the victim are still awaited. Further police investigation in the case is underway.

Source: TN