Bengaluru’s south zone police have arrested a mathematics teacher for allegedly raping a student as she had earlier got him fired from the school on charges of sexual harassment, the Times of India reported.
The accused has been identified as Haroon Pasha (28), a resident of Ilyas Nagar, who had allegedly shown interest in a class 10 student, the Bangalore Mirror reported.
The girl had been attending special classes in the afternoon and Pasha is said to have initially made advances towards her by saying that he would supply the questions for the exams, the TOI report said.
The girl is said to have warned the teacher initially but the teacher allegedly continued after which she had reported the matter to the school principal, who allegedly got the teacher sacked, the TOI report stated.
After a few months, Pasha allegedly approached the girl again and apologized for misbehaving with her and took her out for a coffee after she accepted his apology.
Police told Mirror that Pasha allegedly took the girl to a hotel room near Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital in Jayanagar for a coffee, laced her drink and allegedly raped her. When she regained consciousness, he allegedly forced her to take a contraceptive pill.
The girl is said to have reported the incident to her father, who filed a complaint and the accused was arrested, the Mirror report stated.
The police told Mirror that when the school principal was questioned, she said that since previously principals of schools were arrested for not acting on complaints of sexual harassment, Pasha was fired from his post. She allegedly mentioned that Pasha had not surfaced for a few months after being sacked.
Pasha has been booked under IPC section 376 (rape) and also under various sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, TOI reported.