Retired teacher rapes 10-yr-old

A 68-year-old mathematics teacher allegedly raped his 10-year-old student at KR Puram. The teacher has been arrested and sent to judicial custody.

The police gave the name of the accused as Krishnamurthy, a retired maths teacher at ITI. For the last month and a half, he was roped in as a parttime teacher at the Karnataka Nair Service Society Vidya Mandir.

The school, started in 2000 at TC Palya of Anandapura, KR Puram, runs classes from LKG to standard VI. The incident came to light when the victim complained of stomach ache. Her mother took her to the doctor and while examining, the doctor suspected something fishy. He managed to get the victim tell the truth. Margaret, the victim’s mother, has lodged a complaint with the police.

Margaret told the investigating officer: “For the last few weeks, my daughter used to complain of stomach ache, but never told me anything  about the physical abuse. Now, after the doctor’s intervention, she has told the truth. I believe her maths teacher, on some pretext or the other, used to send the other children out of the classroom and order my daughter to write on the blackboard. When she walked up to the board, he would misbehave with her.”

The victim and Krishnamurthy were subjected to medical examination. Based on the doctor’s reports, the locality police have taken up a case.

School’s version

C Sreekantan Nair, one of the trustees of KNSS, told Deccan Herald: “This is a false case and the teacher is falsely implicated. The truth will be out in a few days. I don’t know how someone can accuse this senior citizen of committing a heinous crime. It looks like someone is trying to tarnish the image of the school and the teacher.”

Teacher’s background

Krishnamurthy, a resident of Sir M Vishweshwaraiah Nagar, Kalkere, is married and has a son who works for a BPO. His wife is partially blind. 

Man found dead

An assistant cashier was found dead under mysterious circumstances at a bar at Kalasipalya Tuesday morning.

Nanjesh, 30, a native of Maddur, was working with Damodar Wines for nearly two years. He had quit the job earlier, but rejoined the bar a month ago. The police said, Nanjesh was married and had a one-month-old son. He used to sleep at his workplace every day. 

The other workers are of the opinion that Nanjesh was an alcoholic and may have died in his sleep. The cops are not convinced as there was some bleeding in his mouth. They are awaiting the post-mortem report. The police are treating it as a case of suspicious death.

Suicide pact

A woman and her three-year-old daughter were found dead at their residence at Bhadrappa Layout, Kodigehalli on Wednesday.

Going by the death note, the police concluded that Hemavati, 33, fed poison to her daughter, Yukta, and later consumed it. The death note says no one is responsible for the extreme step.

Hemavati was married to Rangaswamy, a mechanic at a private firm. 

The couple were married seven years ago. Hemavati’s mother, Lakshmi, has given a written statement to the police that her daughter had no complaints against her husband and that it was shocking to learn about the sudden turn of events. 

The police have taken up a murder and suicide case against Hemavati.

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