West Godavari, Aug 22: In a brutal incident, A 38-year-old school teacher was thrashed, stripped and paraded naked in Eluru town of Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district on Tuesday night for allegedly raping and impregnating one of his students, police said on Wednesday.
A video, which is being widely shared on local media, shows a group of 15 to 20 people thrashing Kare Rambabu and parading him naked for more than a kilometer on the streets of the town.
Officials said Kare Rambabu, an English teacher in a private school, promised the Class 10 student good marks six months ago and allegedly raped her repeatedly during the period.
He continued to sexually exploit the 16-year-old even after she cleared her Class 10 examinations in April this year and joined a polytechnic college.
The private school teacher is accused of raping his student over the past two years. The matter came to light when the girl became pregnant recently.
The teacher was attacked and paraded naked in public on Tuesday. Videos of the act are doing the rounds of social media. It shows a man being made to walk naked on a busy road.
The rape accused is an English teacher. It is alleged that on learning that the girl has become pregnant, he gave her abortion pills.
The girl's family found this out when she started bleeding heavily. Following this, they caught hold of the accused, stripped him, beat him up and paraded him naked to the police station.
Police rushed to the spot and took Rambabu to the police station in a jeep. He was given a towel and shirt to cover himself. They said Rambabu, who belongs to Kurnool district, had been living in Eluru for the last six years. They added his wife and two children separated from him two years ago because of his alleged bad behaviour.
Rambabu admitted he was in a sexual relationship with the minor girl.
"Her relatives came to my house in the name of talks. They pulled me out and thrashed me mercilessly," he said.
Police registered a case of rape under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code along with various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.