Schoolteacher, peon accused of raping seventh grader in Abbottabad

Published: December 30, 2016

ABBOTTABAD: The Abbottabad police have registered a criminal case against a schoolteacher and a peon for allegedly raping a schoolgirl at an educational institute in a remote Galiyat village, police said on Thursday.

One of the accused has been arrested, while the hunt is on for the second suspect, police said. B* told Doonga Gali police that she studied in the seventh grade at Government Middle School Tupla in Nowshehra. A few days ago, after school let out for the day, her Islamiyat teacher, H*, allegedly called her into an empty classroom to show her a notebook.

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When she went into the classroom, Hashim, together with peon T*, locked the door of the room from the inside and allegedly gang raped her.

She added that they kept her in the room till the evening and only let her go after getting her to promise not to tell anyone about the incident. They allegedly threatened her with dire consequences if she told her parents what had happened.

When she reached home, her parents noticed that she was disheveld and forced her to disclose what had happened. Once they found out, they approached some notables of the area. Those people, however, suggested that the family avoid involving the police.

However, when the student’s condition deteriorated, her father informed the police.

Doonga Gali police said that after medical tests proved the assault, a rape and illegal confinement case was registered against the accused under sections 376 and 342 of the PPC. Police subsequently arrested H* from Taxila, while they are still searching for T*.

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The Police said that they had produced the teacher before a magistrate on Thursday and had managed to secure three-day physical remand.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 30th, 2016.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • bashir gul
    Dec 30, 2016 - 11:14AM

    Such culprits should be hanged publicly.Recommend

  • Qasim
    Dec 30, 2016 - 12:47PM

    Please proofread. H has been named.Recommend

  • Misha
    Dec 30, 2016 - 1:42PM

    We all know the teacher’s name because of your incompetence. Recommend

  • Rashid
    Dec 30, 2016 - 2:08PM

    It is not illegal or immoral to name the culprit. Please disclose their names. Recommend

  • Libra
    Dec 30, 2016 - 3:52PM

    If culprits are not hanged in Public, such crimes would never be curbed. name of criminals with their photos must be published.Recommend

  • Hassan
    Dec 31, 2016 - 10:29AM

    Public death penalty, please. Only way to curb such acts is to show the consequences for their monstrous actions.

    This country needs to completely wipe clean the trash which lingers quietly going unnoticed. So, please, death penalty.

    We must cleanse this society of these scumbags, down to the last man.Recommend

  • Avtar
    Dec 31, 2016 - 6:19PM

    These incidents need wider publicity for deterrence. Also, security screening to be conducted on all hires by the school and other agencies where ‘trust” societal trust is paramount.Recommend

  • Ahmed Ali
    Dec 31, 2016 - 9:15PM

    No 4 eye witnesses, no rape. What a shameful Islamic law still exists in 21st century. Recommend

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