State tribal school rapes: Main ac­cused con­fesses

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Faisal Ma­lik faisal.ma­lik@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Weeks after a 10-year-old stu­dent was sus­pected to have been sex­u­ally ex­ploited in a tribal board­ing school in Buld­hana dis­trict, the main ac­cused, the school’s sweeper, has con­fessed to the crime. A to­tal of 15 peo­ple were ar­rested in the case.

Sources said the sweeper con­fessed be­fore the po­lice that he raped two of the three girls who filed a com­plaint.

Mean­while, med­i­cal re­ports of the two girls clearly re­ceived by the po­lice in­di­cate both of them were raped, sources con­firmed.

“The 23-year old ac­cused has con­fessed be­fore us that he raped two girls sev­eral times, but de­nied ex­ploit­ing the third girl,” said Aarti Singh, se­nior IPS of­fi­cer, head­ing the spe­cial in­ves­ti­ga­tion team (SIT).

The case first came to light on Novem­ber 3, after which the state govern­ment formed an SIT.

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