The police in Ranchi is facing the charge of diluting the FIR connected with the rape of a Class 12 student by her school teacher.
An FIR was filed in the case on July 29. However, the complaint given by the victim's mother to the school differed from the copy of the FIR, indicating that the matter was being downplayed.
The case was filed under IPC sections 354 and 323, which apply to assault and attempted rape, but not rape. Records revealed that a Class 12 student in Ranchi, capital of Jharkhand,was allegedly raped by her school teacher.
This teacher is alleged to have had filmed the sexual act and threatened to make the video viral. The accused identified as Sameedh Kashyap allegedly blackmailed and raped the victim multiple times.
When the victim's mother came to know about the incident, she filed a complaint with the school and said that the teacher even physically assaulted the victim.
The victim's medical examination also confirmed the same. He allegedly used to call the victim to his home and sexually exploit her. When the matter came to light, he threatened the victim to agree to a compromise.
Now, the opposition BJP’s state unit spokesperson Pratul Shahdev has condemned the alleged rape case and criticised the police for not registering the case under appropriate sections of the IPC.
He demanded strict action against the accused teacher and said police were trying to downplay a serious matter by applying lighter sections.