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Grade four girl raped by 50-year-old teacher in classroom as rising rape cases worry Bihar

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PATNA: An eight-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by her 50-year-old tutor in Indian state of Bihar in a yet another tales of horror earning a very bad name for the state.

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Reports said the victim, a Grade four student, had gone to attend coaching in the Bikramganj town area of Rohtas district on Thursday when the tutor allegedly raped her.

Profusely-bleeding girl rushed back hone somehow and narrated the entire incident to her parents who later registered a case with the local police. The accused has been identified as Satish Mishra, also known as Brij Bihari.

“We are conducting raids to nab the absconding tutor. He will be caught very soon,” a local police official Manoj Kumar told the media on Saturday.

The fresh incident of rape comes barely hours after the state lawmakers created ruckus in Bihar assembly over alleged gang-rape of a woman prisoner in a government hospital where she had been brought for treatment.

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Last month, a teenaged girl was killed after allegedly being gang-raped by four youths in Bihar’s West Champaran district.

17-year-old girl had gone out to attend nature’s calls at a village when some four youths caught her, dragged her inside a dense sugarcane field and then gang-raped her one by one.

After committing the crime, the accused persons killed the victim by tightening scarf around her neck and fled away.

The incidents of rape remain a matter of serious concern in Bihar.

According to an official report, a total of 1065 incidents of rape have been reported till August this year which mean at least four girls are being raped every day in the state.

Last year, altogether 1,198 incidents of rapes were reported, followed by 1,008 incidents in 2016, 1,041 in 2015, 1,127 in 2014 and 1,128 in 2013.

Similarly, 927 cases reported in 2012, 934 in 2011, 795 in 2010, 929 in 2009, 1,041 in 2008, 1,122 in 2007, 1,083 in 2006 and 973 in 2005—the year when chief minister Nitish Kumar came to power dethroning 15 years of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) regime promising to establish “rule of law” in Bihar.

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