Teacher arrested for raping minor in Kishtwar

A teacher wanted for raping a minor girl was arrested in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said here on Thursday.

According to a police officer, “On December 4, a minor girl of Leondi Padder village and a class 10 student was lured by her teacher Surinder Kumar Sharma with a criminal intention who later took her to Gulabgarh and thereafter to Bhaderwah”.

He said that the teacher committed the rape on his minor student repeatedly in Kishtwar town, adding, “the teacher had hired a hotel room near Kishtwar bus stand and later shifted her to a guest house and repeatedly raped the minor girl.

Police said that in the guest house, the accused also called one of his friends Raj Dev Thakur.
Thereafter, both the accused committed the rape on the student and then shifted her to Padiyarna area where she was abandoned near the house of her maternal aunt.