Rajasthan: Girl allegedly raped by school teachers suffers brain damage due to botched abortion

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In a shocking incident, a girl allegedly raped by the director of a private school and a teacher in Rajasthan's Sikar has suffered a brain damage due to botched abortion.

The accused — School director Jagdish Kumar and teacher Jagat Gurjar​ — allegedly made her undergo an abortion at a clinic in Shahpura town after she became pregnant.

The girl spoke about her ordeal after the doctors told her parents about the messy abortion she had undergone. However, the police have, not been able to record the girl's statement because of her medical condition.

"The girl was operated upon twice. No proper care was taken and because of lack of oxygen, her brain is damaged," Dr DS Meena, superintendent of Jaipur's SMS Medical College told NDTV.

Doctor also said that it seems to be a permanent damage.

The director and a teacher have been arrested by the police. The victim's parents in their complaint said that the two had been sexually assaulting her after calling her to school on the pretext of extra classes, according to officials at the Ajeetgarh police station

Angered by the incident, locals have demanded strict action against the accused and sought cancellation of the school's affiliation.

A case was also registered against a doctor and his wife for carrying out illegal abortion and destroying evidence, the police said.

The incident comes at a time when the issue of safety of school children is already in focus following the murder of a 7-year-old student in an upscale Gurgaon school.
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