IMPHAL, October 29: Mayang Imphal police arrested a 40-year-old school teacher accused of raping an eight-year-old student today.
The accused identified as assistant teacher Arambam Robindro Singh, 40, c/o A Ibomcha Singh of Bishnupur Bazar near CI College teaches mathematics in the school located on Sekmaijin Idiga Road, Hangoon Mayai Leikai.
The school has altogether 56 boarders including both boys and girls.
Sources said that on October 27 around 7pm, the accused called the class II student on the pretext that her parents were on the phone and then took her into his room and raped her.
He then threatened the eight-year old from speaking to anyone, sources said.
However, yesterday morning while she was speaking with her parents on the phone regarding her dresses for the school sports meet, the girl started weeping which alarmed her parents.
After her mother started inquiring, the girl told her everything. The parents rushed to the school without any delay and took her back. In the meantime, the assistant teacher managed to sneak away from the school but this morning he was arrested by the Mayang Imphal Police.
On the other hand, a JAC formed in connection with the incident stormed the school supported by locals and tried to dismantle the school building, however timely intervention of the police managed to thwart any violence.
Meanwhile, the Imphal West District Women Police Station has registered a case. Medical examination of the girl was conducted today at the Forensic Science Medicine, RIMS.