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17 year old allegedly raped by degree college professor in Devprayag

A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a degree college professor at his rented accommodation in Devprayag area in Tehri district. The victim, a student of Class 10, had gone to deliver fresh fruits to the 36-year-old professor on Wednesday when he locked her inside the house and raped her. The accused is a teacher at a government degree college in Naikhari, Chandrabadni and originally hails from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. He is married and has a six-month-old daughter.

According to sub-inspector Dheeraj Mani Baluni, in charge of Hindolakhal police station, “The accused lives in the same village as the victim. She had gone to his house to deliver fruits when he raped her.” He threatened the minor girl of dire consequences if she narrated the incident to anyone. The matter came to light after the victim took poison on Thursday.

“Family members took her to community health centre (CHC) Hindolakhal where she told them about the assault. A complaint was filed against the professor on Thursday evening,” said a police officer.

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