Mumbai: The superintendent of a hostel in Katol in Nagpur district was arrested on Friday (June 5) for raping a 14-year-old physically disabled girl.
Police have also arrested the victim’s mother and a nurse who allegedly forced the teenager to undergo an abortion at home, Inspector Mahadev Achrekar of Katol police station told PTI.
The three accused have been charged under the Indian Penal Code, Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act and SC / ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
The girl, a Class 6 student, had been staying in the hostel for the past five years. She was repeatedly raped by superintendent Rajendra Kalabandhe (44) from March this year. When she became pregnant, a nurse was identified as Sindhu Dehankar and the victim’s mother forced her to undergo an abortion at her home.
Acting on a tip-off about the abortion, police managed to zero in on the three accused.
(With PTI Inputs)