Andheri toddler rape case: Accused teacher seeks bail
The class teacher accused of allowing the sexual abuse of a three-year-old student in an Andheri school moved for bail on Wednesday
The class teacher accused of allowing the sexual abuse of a three-year-old student in an Andheri school moved for bail on Wednesday. The teacher was arrested on Tuesday and remanded in judicial custody. The parents of the toddler have alleged that the teacher kept mum despite knowing what was going on with their daughter. The bail application filed by the 31-year-old teacher is likely to come up for hearing on Thursday in the Dindoshi Sessions court. Advocate Bhanudas Jagtap, the teacher's lawyer told mid-day, "We have moved for the bail. The enquiry and investigations were conducted long ago in the case. The police had also conducted a polygraph test but no evidence was found [of the teacher's involvement]."
The teacher was arrested 14 days after the main accused, the co-founder of the school, was arrested in the case. The accused were held six months after the FIR was registered. Along with the co-founder, the MIDC police had also booked the 31-year-old class teacher, who was then made a co-accused in the matter. According to the parents' complaint, they got to know about the alleged rape after noticing their daughter's unusual behaviour. When they asked her what was going on, the toddler told them about the abuse and the teacher's role in it. The alleged rape occurred several times between November 2016 and March 2017. The parents have also filed a criminal writ petition in Bombay high court, which has ordered the police to file their second progress report on November 23.
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