45-Year Old Teacher Held for Raping Minor Girl in Assam
The teacher identified as Manik Nath (45) serving at the Amrawati English School purportedly physically abusing the minor girl for several days.
GUWAHATI: In another bizarre incident police arrested a 45-year old teacher for allegedly raping a nine-year old girl at Baksa in Assam.
According to police sources, the teacher was identified as Manik Nath (45) is serving at the Amrawati English School purportedly physically abusing the minor girl for several days.
The police sources also informed that the teacher is a neighbor of the victim minor girl and whenever the parents of the victim left the house he took the chance and used to rape the girl.
However, the victim minor girl had been informed about the matter to her parents but due to lack of evidence, the parents could not file a complaint with the police. The child belongs to a financially backward family.
This time when he again repeated the act, the victim girl smartly used her father's phone and recorded the entire incident. On the basis of the recorded video the police arrested Nath and booked him under provisions of POCSO and started an investigation.
A total of 65,845 cases of crimes against women and adolescent girls have been registered in Assam in the last five-and-half years. According to Assam Police sources, since 2016 till July 31, 2021, altogether 65,845 cases of crime against wAssamomen and adolescent girls have been registered across the State. Of this, charge sheets have been filed in 38,412 cases. In 2016, the number of cases registered was 8,963 while the number of cases that were charge-sheeted is 5,053.
In 2017, the figures went up: A total of 6,441 charge sheets were filed while 11, 873 cases were registered. In 2018, as against 13,142 registered cases, only 7,279 were charge sheeted. In 2019, the number of cases registered was 13,770 while the number of cases charge sheeted was 8,493. In 2020, as against the 11,836 registered cases, 7,879 were charge sheeted. In 2021 till July 31, the number of cases registered was 6,261 while 3,267 were charge sheeted.