Rourkela: Bondamunda Police on Wednesday. arrested a schoolteacher for allegedly raping a young woman several times on the pretext of waiving off her brother’s school fee.
The cops detained the accused Bibhuti Gupta on Tuesday following a complaint lodged by the victim, the elder sister of a student of a private school in Bondamunda owned by the accused. He is also the principal of the school.
According to the complaint, the young woman had requested the schoolteacher to give her some more time to pay her brother’s pending school fee of six months. The teacher outraged her modesty assuring her to waive off the school fee and also get her a job. He raped her several times in the past six months. When the accused started threatening her of dire consequences, the woman sought intervention of the Rourkela SP, K Siva Subramani. Based on the complaint, Bondamunda Police detained Bibhuti for questioning on Tuesday. The woman was sent for a medical examination.
Sources said the accused owns another school located in Bisra and is an active member of a political party.