Chhattisgarh: School principal held for rape attempt
Posted on: 10:52 PM IST Feb 20, 2013
Raipur: The principal of a missionary school was on Wednesday arrested for allegedly trying to rape four minor students in Sarguja district of Chhattisgarh. According to police, the principal, Wilson Toppo, 42, attempted to rape students aged between five to seven years.
"Wilson Toppo, the principal of Ashadeep Missionary school, has been arrested for attempting to rape the students, aged between 5 to 7 years, in Kalyanpur village under Darima police station limits of the district, based on the complaint of their parents," said Sarguja Superintendent of Police Sundarraj P.
"Of the four victims, two were studying in KG1 and two others in class I and II each," he said. "According to the parents of the victims, the girls earlier informed them that the principal used to ask them to stay at school even after it closed for the day and later tried to sexually exploit them," he said.
State Director General of Police Ramniwas said they would take strict action against the accused. "As I got information about the incident, I immediately told the SP to take stringent action in the matter. The SPs of the all districts have already been told to take immediate action in cases related to crime against women," said the DGP.
Incidentally, several cases of sexual exploitation of minor girls in schools of the state have come to light after the Kanker rape case, where 11 minor tribal girls were allegedly raped at a government-run residential school. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh had earlier announced to set up fast track courts in the state for speedy trial in cases related to crime against women.
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