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UP Teacher Booked for ‘Converting’, ‘Abusing’ Boy

KANPUR: UP police have on a court’s orders booked a woman teacher and three others in Kanpur on charges of sexual exploitation of a Class X boy and forcing him to convert.

The boy’s parents, from UP’s Unnao, have alleged that when they informed the school headmistress, she told them to keep the matter under wraps. The parents then approached local police in the Cantonment area of Kanpur but say no action was taken, prompting them to move court, which ordered the FIR on November 7.

Three others booked are the teacher’s husband, her brother and the headmistress. The case was filed on November 16 under the Pocso Act and the UP Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Act. Additional commissioner of police (Cantt) Vrij Narayan Singh on Sunday confirmed the case had been registered in the Cantt police station.

“The complainant had alleged that his son was accused of sexual harassment by the schoolteacher, who also forced him to convert to her religion. Police will investigate all allegations and further action will be taken on the basis of evidence,” said additional commissioner of police (Cantt) Vrij Narayan Singh.

Source: The Times of India