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13-yr-old student of govt residential school raped in UP

13-yr-old student of govt residential school raped in UP
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Bahraich:  A 13-year-old girl of a state-run residential school in Uttar Pradesh was allegedly raped by a youth, who has been arrested, police said today.

The girl, a student of a Kasturba Gandhi Awasiya Balika Vidyalaya here, was raped on Thursday, Superintendent of Police (SP) Sabharaj Singh said.

The youth was arrested late last night after a complaint was lodged by the girl’s parents, he said, adding that the matter is being investigated.

“On Thursday, the 13-year- old girl of the Kasturba Gandhi Awasiya Balika Vidyalaya complained of stomach pain and expressed her desire to go home with a another girl’s mother, who had come to the school to see her daughter.

“The warden allowed the girl to go to her village along with the woman. On the way, the woman allegedly handed over the girl to her relative Devendra. However, en route to her home, he allegedly raped the girl and threatened her,” Singh said.

The girl narrated her ordeal to her parents after reaching home, following which they lodged a complaint and a case was registered., the SP said.

Basic Education Officer Shyam Kumar Tiwari said an FIR has also been registered against the warden of the hostel, Rashmi Srivastava, and two officials of the department for alleged laxity.

“The warden has been removed,” he said.

PTI

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