A 16-year-old class nine student was allegedly raped on several occasions by her physical education instructor after he lured her into his sister’s house outside the school premises under Jalahalli police station limits.The accused, Lakshmikantha, said to be around 35 years old, sexually assaulted the girl three to four times between June and November last year. The victim shared the horrendous ordeals with her friends, who brought it to the notice of the school management.
The management conducted a detailed inquiry, found the physical education teacher guilty and filed a complaint with the Jalahalli police on Tuesday night, after consulting the girl’s parents.The police registered an FIR immediately under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and the victim was subjected to a medical examination. But the physical education teacher has been missing since the school initiated the inquiry and is yet to be arrested by the police.
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