In yet another shocking incident, 14 minor girls were rapped by their school hostel warden for three years in Arunachal Pradesh.
The hideous incident came to light amid abnormal increase in crime rate in the country, and recent gang-rape of a photojournalist in Mumbai that triggered mass protests.
According to reports, a residential boarding school in Arunachal Pradesh's Likhabali of West Siang district came under scanner after some students managed to tip of the police of abusive practices in the school hostel.
The suspect in this case is reportedly a non-Arunachalite named Vipin Wiswan, who has been accused of sexually molesting and abusing children between the age of 4 and 13.
The matter came to light when students sneaked out of the school and complaint to the Likhabali police station. According to the complaint, the suspect had threatened the minor girls with dire consequences if they disclose to anybody. The matter was even reported to school authorities but the principal took no action, and rather tried to silence the matter which led some student to scale the walls and report the matter to police.
Just as the matter came to light, angry mob reactions followed in the small peaceful town. Angry locals gathered around the school premises and destroying the school properties. A footage by Times Now showed big boulders being used to damage the school vehicles and people demanding stringent punishment against the accused.
Press Trust of India (PTI) reported that groups such as the Arunachal Law Students Union, Galo Students Union, All Galo Students Union got together voicing against granting bail to the culprits.
Presently, the warden is in police custody and the school authorities including the principal are being interrogated.
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