A para-teacher was on Thursday arrested for allegedly raping and poisoning his 13-year-old student to death in Palamau district of Jharkhand.
The heinous crime came to light after the father of the minor girl lodged a complaint at Panki police station.
In his complaint, the father of the victim said that accused Shambu Singh, 35, raped his daughter on January 25 when she was going to the washroom.
The accused also threatened the victim’s family of dire consequences if they informed the police about the crime. On January 26 midnight, the accused barged into their house and allegedly gave a tablet to the victim, following which her condition deteriorated. She died on Wednesday night.
The girl, with whose family the 35-year-old accused had a land dispute, was raped inside an empty classroom in a school in Panki police station area on Wednesday and was then poisoned, Lesliganj Sub-divisional Police Officer Anup Kumar was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
The post-mortem report of the girl has confirmed that she was raped and poisoned, the officer added.