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Woman Govt School Teacher Arrested For Sexually Abusing 14-Year-Old Boy In Chandigarh

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| May 25 , 2018 , 09:06 IST

Sexual abuse of girls is disturbingly common, but even boys also fall victim to sexual abuse, a case in Chandigarh shows. A 34-year-old woman government school teacher was arrested in Chandigarh on Thursday for allegedly sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy who had been taking tuition classes from her.

“We have registered a case under Section 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act,” said Chandigarh senior superintendent of police Nilambari Vijay Jagdale.

The victim and the accused, a science teacher at a government school, are neighbours at the Ram Darbar colony in Sector 31 in Chandigarh and the families knew each other well. In September 2017, the boy, a student of Class 10, and his younger sister started taking tuitions from the woman.

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The teacher requested the parents to send their daughter to tuition separately so she could 'focus' on their son and the parents agreed. On the pretext of teaching him, the teacher began 'luring' the boy physically since the beginning of 2018 and also gave him a SIM card to stay in touch with her.

When the boy's grades dropped in March, his mother stopped him from going to the teacher for tuitions, but the teacher had grown possessive of the boy and reached out to his parents again in April to send him for tuitions.

The teacher urged the parents to meet her with their son one last time at her house on Monday, but when they reached, in the presence of the parents, her own husband and her 2 daughters she locked the boy in a room of her house, allegedly screaming that the boy would stay with her.  

Neighbours intervened and the boy was rescued, but the teacher followed the family home to their house and downed a bottle of cough syrup telling them she was committing suicide.

After the incident, the parents reached out to the Childline helpline service for children in distress on Wednesday and were told to lodge a police complaint. The teacher was produced before a local court on Thursday and was sent to judicial custody.