Sambalpur: Weeks after a headmaster of government school was arrested for impregnating a class IX student in Koraput, another shocking incident came to fore today as a class X student was found pregnant in Odisha’s Sambalpur district.
The girl, originally from Jharsuguda district, was studying in Sevashram residential school in Kuchinda block of Sambalpur.
The matter came to light after the girl was taken to hospital following irregularities in her menstrual cycle and subsequently the medical examination confirmed her pregnancy.
Following this, the school authorities had informed to the District Welfare Officer (DWO) and a case was registered under section 376 of Indian Penal Code and various sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) at Kuchinda police station.
The police has recorded the girl’s statement. She said she was sodomised and raped by one Guru Mahananda (22) in her home finding her alone. Both were in a relationship after they met during a marriage party in last summer vacation, police said.
On the basis of her statement, the police have formed a special team to nab the accused who was on the run till the time of filing this report.