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Assam: Primary School Headmaster Arrested for Allegedly Raping Woman in Dhemaji

The accused took advantage of the darkness and raped the woman nearby his house while the woman's sister-in-law witnessed the incident and shouted for help.

Assam: Primary School Headmaster Arrested for Allegedly Raping Woman in Dhemaji

Sentinel Digital Desk

GUWAHATI: A government school teacher was arrested for allegedly raping a woman in Assam's Dhemaji district earlier on August 12.

The arrested teacher has been identified as Dharmeshwar Saikia, headmaster of a primary school in Bhebeli.

According to reports, the incident took place at Bhebeli Gaon Village in Sissibargaon.

Meanwhile, locals alleged that Saikia took advantage of the darkness and raped the woman near his house while the victim's sister-in-law witnessed the incident and called for help.

Reacting to the alarm locals in the vicinity gathered and thrashed the accused headmaster and handed him over to Sissibargaon police.

A case (146/2022) under sections 448 and 376 of the Indian Penal Code at Silapathar Police Station.

Earlier in the month of July, a government school teacher was arrested in southern Assam's Karimganj district for allegedly raping a minor student of the same school.

Later the arrested teacher was produced before a court and forwarded to judicial custody.

The teacher Kamala Kanta Sinha (48), who hails from Bilbari under the Patharkandi police station, held the position of headmaster at a lower primary school under the Patharkandi education block in Karimganj district.


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