Rape accused PE teacher surrenders before City court

Rape accused PE teacher surrenders  before  City court

A physical education teacher of a private school at Jalahalli in the City, who was accused of sexually assaulting a girl student for over nine months at his house, has surrendered before a local court.

The police said that Lakshmikanth, a native of Shivamogga, had absconded after he was suspended by the management of the school for sexually abusing a 16-year-old student for over nine months.

He surrendered before the local court and was taken into custody by the Jalahalli police for further questioning.

He was absconding since February 10, 2016.
The suspect used to take the victim to his house on some pretext and sexually abuse her. He had even threatened her not to reveal this to anyone. The sexual abuse went on from February to November 2015.

The horrific incident came to light when the victim informed her classmates recently. Her classmates in turn informed their parents, and also narrated the ordeal of the victim before the school management, who suspended him from duty and lodged a complaint at the  Jalahalli police station.

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