Police said the teacher, who allegedly raped the girl and impregnated her, is absconding.
Mumbai: A 13-year-old girl studying at a school in Navi Mumbai was raped allegedly by a teacher, after which her parents and local residents stormed the school premises on Tuesday, police said.
The school principal was arrested on Tuesday as she did not inform the police about the alleged offence after the girl’s parents told her about it, they said.
The minor was allegedly raped in the last couple of months. But, it came to light only recently after she complained of stomach pain to her mother.
The mother took her daughter to a private doctor, who informed her that the girl was four weeks pregnant. The mother then told about it to her husband, who works in Pune, police said.
The victim told her mother that her school teacher had allegedly raped her twice by threatening her with dire consequences, they said.
A case of rape was registered against the teacher at Nerul police station under provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The school principal has been arrested while the teacher who allegedly raped the girl is absconding, police said.