Aizawl (www.zoramobserver.com): A 45- year-old teacher in a government school was arrested and sent to jail on Friday (5 January) for allegedly raping a six year-old girl at Maubawk village in south Mizoram Siaha district.
Siaha SP Mishra told ‘Zoramobserver’ that the accused Robert Nohro was a temporary or substitute teacher at a government school at the village. The incident occurred in 2016 when the rapist, who was a married man with three kids took the girl to a room by force and allegedly raped her.
The girl refused to reveal the heinous incident for fear of repercussion as being threatened by the rapist, the SP said.
He said that the incident came to light on December 28 last year when the mother victim filed complaint at Siaha police station.
Acting upon the FIR, Siaha police launched a manhunt for the accused and eventually arrested on Friday. The accused was taken to police custody and was currently lodging at Siaha District jail, Mishra said, adding that police are conducting further investigation.
Family sources said that the girl was taken by force by his teacher Nohro, who was a substitute Hindi teacher at a government run Maubawk Primary School. The accused asked her to strip off her cloth. When the girl refused, he forced himself on her and threatened to kill her. The accused continue to harass her several times and threatened her, they said.
The girl scared to reveal the incident for over a year as she was threatened by the rapist to kill her if she reveal the crime.
Since then the girl had repeated nightmares. In one night of last December, the girl again cried and complaint of nightmares. On being asked by her parents, she revealed the heinous crime that she had been sexually assaulted by his teacher.
Irritated by the incident, the girl mother filed complaint at Siaha police station on 28 December last year following which the accused was arrested on last Friday.
Meanwhile, Mara Chano Py (MCHP), a women body of the Mara tribe based in Siaha and Mizo Hmeichhe Insuihkhawm Pawl (MHIP) held protest rally today condemning the heinous crime. The women bodies also demand stringent punishment against the accused who is being lodged at Siaha District Jail.