A Meghalaya teacher has been accused of raping a schoolgirl after blackmailing her for a year with videos of forcibly kissing, hugging and groping her.
The teacher also used the videos to blackmail one of the girl’s classmates besides stalking six other students, a police complaint filed by two Shillong-based NGOs said.
The complaint follows two high-profile cases of rape and molestation in Meghalaya that had a few heads rolling.
On January 7, rebel-turned-independent MLA Julius Kitbok Dorphang was arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-girl twice in a Shillong guesthouse run by Meghalaya home minister HDR Lyngdoh’s son. On January 26, V Shanmuganathan quit as Meghalaya governor after a Raj Bhavan job applicant accused him of molesting her.