Teacher kills boy for crush on daughter
Ranchi - The body of Mahto was found outside the teachers' quarters where Khatoon lives with her husband and two children, the paper said.
A Hindi teacher of a school was arrested here on Wednesday for allegedly killing a Class VII student on Friday because of his crush on her 11-year-old daughter, the Times of India reported.
Nezma Khatoon of Sapphire International School allegedly murdered Vinay Kumar Mahto because "the boy loved her 11-year-old daughter and she did not like it". The body of Mahto was found outside the teachers' quarters where Khatoon lives with her husband and two children, the paper said.
Ranchi SSP Kuldeep Dwivedi said Khatoon, in her late 30s, her husband and two children (including the girl the victim loved) have been arrested. "The arrests have been made on the basis of evidence gathered during scientific investigation assisted by forensic experts," he was quoted as saying.
The police were likely to hold a Press conference about the sequence of events on Wednesday.
The boy was captured by CCTV camera at 1.09am on Friday night, walking out of his hostel room and going towards the teachers' hostel where the girl lives. The boy was found dead at 1.30am by another teacher at the main entrance of the teachers' hostel.
Earlier, police had recovered material evidence from the room of a male teacher, claiming that it was a case of murder after suspected sodomy. The police, however, did not get any concrete answers and corroborating evidence to carry the investigation on the sodomy angle.
Further investigation suggested different motivation of the boy coming out his hostel in a jovial mood in the thick of the night in the hostel located in a largely deserted land on the outskirts of the state capital.
"The body language of the boy suggested it was not his first-midnight adventure. The probe took a different course and we unearthed evidence which pointed to the love angle," a police officer, was quoted by the Times of India.
The news has shocked parents of young students, who have been following the case.