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Gov school teacher jailed for pressuring student for sexual favors

Udaipur : A second grade teacher posted at a govt girls senior secondary school in Gilund village of Railmagra in Rajsamand district was jailed on Wednesday allegedly for pressuring one of his student for sexual favor in exchange of good marks in the English subject. Sampatlal Sharma, the teacher was arrested on Tuesday after some of the students managed to expose his bad intentions before the school staff and villagers who reported the matter to the police.

Sharma was an english teacher who had allegedly assigned poor marks to a student of class 12th in the school. In a test held in October, the girl had scored 2 out of 10 marks and since then the teacher had began creating undue pressure on the girl for sexual favors and in return had assured of good marks. In the second test held this month, the teacher had even awarded full marks to the  girl to show what he could do if she submitted to his will. “ The teacher had forced the girl to meet at any isolated place many times but she had never agreed” informed sources. On Saturday, few of the students went to the Head mistress Geeta Pareek and reported the matter but the latter asked the girls to produce evidence against their claims.

The students then made a plan to get a voice recording of the teacher demanding the sexual favor and succeeded in doing so. The students reported the complaint with evidence this time before the head mistress and family members of the aggrieved girl. Large number of people gathered outside the school on Tuesday demanding immediate action against the guilty teacher. As situation grew tensed, the authorities from the city administration and education also arrived. “ There is zero tolerance in such incidents. The teacher was arrested by the police and he has been made  APO. Once I get confirmation of his being sent to judicial custody, he will be suspended” said Bharat Mehta, the District Education Officer of secondary education.

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