Teacher accused of rape nabbed

Yelburga police have arrested Andanappa Ningoji, in-charge headmaster of a government primary school in Sanganal village of Yelburga taluk, on the charge of raping a minor student and sexually harassing her.

Ningoji was absconding following a complaint registered by the victim on Saturday.

The police registered a case under the POCSO Act and Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code. He was produced before the magistrate.Meanwhile, the Education Department has placed Ningoji under suspension, Shyam Sundar, Deputy Director of Public Instruction, Koppal, told The Hindu .

However, the parents of the victim and also the people have urged the DDPI to initiate action against the Block Education Officer of Yelburga, accusing him of protecting Ningoji by deputing him to another school three days before the case was registered.

The DDPI said that as per the instructions of the Commissioner of Education Kalaburagi, a show-cause notice had been served on the BEO seeking an explanation for giving him the deputation.

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