Dungarpur— After a prolonged investigation, the police presented a 1500-page charge sheet in court on Monday, against Head Master Rameshchandra Katara, who has been accused of sexually assaulting young girls aged between 8 to 12 years studying in a government school under Sadar police station area of Dungarpur district. The police had been investigating the case for 53 days and have presented strong evidence against the accused.
The accused headmaster sexually assaulted the innocent girls and took advantage of his position of power to commit the heinous crimes. The charge sheet contains strong evidence against the accused, including witness statements, medical reports, and photographic evidence. The case has sparked outrage and highlighted the need for stricter laws and measures to prevent sexual harassment and abuse of minors.
The charge sheet presented by the police includes many strong evidences against the accused Head Master Rameshchandra Katara. The most important of which is the mobile phone location of the Head Master in the school even on the holidays. He used to call innocent girls to school and rape them. The accused head master would take the girls, 10 kms away to his home, in his car and used to abuse them after watching porn movies.
According to the police, the accused headmaster used to persuade the girls by luring them with chocolates, chips or giving them 10-20 rupees. At the same time, he used to threaten to kill the girls that they would be drowned in the pond if they do not listen to him or complained it to anyone. The police have also recovered nude photos of the victims taken by the accused headmaster who had deleted them to escape police action. However, the pictures have been recovered and testified by the FSL laboratory.
Dungarpur SP Kundan Kunwariya said , " all the evidences have been presented before the court, including the statements of minor students, medical reports, statements of witnesses, spot verification reports, and photographs of the school and house of the accused head master.
The case investigating officer DSP Rakesh Sharma told the media that a request will be made to the POCSO court for hearing the whole matter at a fast track pace.
The incident was reported on May 31 when a 12-year-old minor girl told her mother that the Principal Ramesh Katara had molested her on the pretext of playing during school holidays. The parents gave a complaint and later it was known that many other girls were similarly raped. The report mentioned that the Head Master indulged in obscene acts with other minors too.
The relatives of the affected girls made their way to the collectorate where they presented a memorandum before proceeding to the Sadar police station.
The accused headmaster was detained by the police, with the education village department suspending him after a preliminary inquiry.
The case was registered under POCSO after the report lodged by the family of the girl student, citing the molestation of ten girls. A five-member inquiry committee was formed by the education department, with medical examinations conducted of the affected minor girls.