The incident took place in a village near Murmadi, where three sisters were raped and killed earlier this week

Even as the police made no breakthrough in the rape and murder case of three sisters near Murmadi village in Maharashtra’s Bhandara district, a 13-year-old girl on Friday accused her school teacher of sexually assaulting her near Belati village in the district’s Lakhni division. The place is hardly 25 km away from Murmadi.

The incident allegedly took place on Wednesday but the crime came to light when the victim told her mother about it.

According to some reports, the teacher offered the girl a lift to school on his motorbike, took her to his relative’s place in a nearby village and sexually assaulted her.

Police have arrested the 46-year-old school teacher Yadavrao Shivcharan Borkar. He has been booked under Sections 363, 376 and 300 (2) of the Indian Penal Code, according to the station officer.

Meanwhile, in the rape and murder case of the sisters in Bhandara, a schoolteacher in Murmadi has been suspended by the district administration.

The Murmadi school teacher, Gajbhiye, was suspended after it came to light that the two girls went missing though their bags were in their classroom.

They never returned home, and their bodies were later found dumped in a well near the village.