Teacher awarded life imprisonment for unnatural sex with minor student


Rayagada: The court of the additional district and session judge, Rayagada on Monday awarded life imprisonment to a teacher for indulging in ‘unnatural sexual act’ with a minor boy student.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 3 lakh on the accused teacher identified as M Uday Kumar.

“The court awarded life sentence to M Uday Kumar under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act,” said Public Prosecutor CH Srinivas Rao.

The teacher had forcefully established unnatural sex with a class III student last year. The matter came to light only after the student fell unwell and was admitted to a hospital in Vishakhapatnam.

Later, the student’s family had filed a case against the teacher in July last year.

“After examining 21 witnesses in the case and medical evidence, the court pronounced the judgment today,” said Srinivas Rao.

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