Champaran (Bihar): A teacher of a private coaching institute was on Sunday arrested for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl in Bihar’s East Champaran district, the police said. The incident came to light when the victim’s father lodged a complaint against the teacher.

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.

On being asked, the police said that the accused runs a private coaching institute and raped the minor girl, who is also his student. The accused was arrested when the victim narrated the whole incident to his family and his father lodged a complaint against him.

The medical examination of the victim confirmed rape, the police official said. The accused has confessed to his crime, the police officer said.

On a related note, this is not the first time that the accused teacher had sexually exploited minor girls. A few months ago, Jharkhand police had arrested a school teacher for allegedly raping a minor student, and later forcing her to abort the foetus.

“FIR was registered on the complaint of the victim and police responded quickly and arrested the accused. The crime committed is grave and we will propose a strict punishment for the accused in the court,” Awadh Singh said.

Earlier, a minor girl had made a serious allegation against the teacher of sexually exploiting her and giving her the wrong medicine after she got pregnant leading to her abortion.