Motihari, Sep 30 (PTI) A teacher was arrested on Sunday for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl in Bihar’s East Champaran district, police said. Also Read - Rains Pose Threat of Floods, DM in Bihar's E Champaran Carries Sand Sacks on Back to Bolster Embankments

The teacher was arrested from Naya Tola Husaini village under the jurisdiction of Dumariya Ghat police station, the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Chakia sub-division, Shailendra Kumar, said. Also Read - Bihar: Over 52 Per Cent Voter Turnout Recorded For 8 LS Seats Till 3 PM

The teacher runs a private coaching institute in the village and he raped the girl, his student, on Saturday evening, the DSP said. Also Read - Bihar: Campaigning Ends For 8 LS Seats Going to Polls on May 12

He was arrested after the girl’s father lodged an FIR with the Dumariya Ghat police station, he said.

The girl was admitted to Sadar hospital and a medical examination of the victim has confirmed rape, the DSP said.

The accused has confessed to his crime, the police officer said.

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