Teacher trying to rape student thrashed, turned in to police
Belagavi, Mar 3: Residents of Beejagarani village in the Belagavi taluk thrashed a teacher of a higher primary school in the village after finding that he was trying to rape one of his students.
He was later handed over to the police. The incident occurred on Monday March 2 morning.
The accused has been identified as Maruti Parashuram Kankutkar.
It is said that the girl he was trying to rape was a fifth standard student of the government higher primary school (Marathi medium) in that village. The girl screamed for help when the teacher unexpectedly tried to rape her, after which nearby villagers rushed to her rescue.
He was taken into custody by policemen of rural police station here. It is learnt that some more students have now complained about sexual harassment they went through at his hands.