A 52-year-old private teacher was arrested on Sunday for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor student in Muzaffarpur district. The victim told the police that she was sexually abused by the teacher for the last month and he also bit the girl's private parts.
The accused, a native of Sheohar district, lives in the girl's neighborhood in Muzaffarpur. For the past two years, he had been tutoring an eight-year-old child. The SHO of the local police station, Arun Kumar, said the man was booked under section 354 (assault or criminal violence against a woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and sub-sections 376 of the IPC and section 6 of the Pocso Act.
"He was sent to prison. The girl's mother accused him of committing aggravated sexual assault and biting her lips, cheeks and private parts,” the SHO said in a report on Monday. "Her medical examination was conducted and the statement was recorded before the magistrate," he added. The matter came to light on late Saturday night when the girl started crying. When her mother asked her, she recounted the ordeal.
The minor suffered injuries on her private parts. The girl was admitted to SKMCH for treatment, after which her mother filed a complaint. The victim's mother said the tutor had taught her other children for the past four years and her daughter joined his classes in 2021. “On Saturday, when she started crying, I asked her the reason. Then she told me that the teacher was doing dirty work and also threatened her. My daughter could not say anything due to fear,” she said in the complaint.