School teacher claiming to be raped arrested for extortion in UP’s Shahjahanpur

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Uttar Pradesh Police, on Tuesday, August 9, arrested a 22-year-old school teacher on extortion charges. The teacher had claimed to have been raped by the husband of a private school manager. Police arrested 3 of her accomplices who had called and tried to extort money.

UP Police arrested a 22-year-old school teacher on extortion charges. (Representative image)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A 22-year-old female school teacher was arrested on extortion charges
  • She claimed to be raped by the husband of a school manager and had tried to extort him
  • UP Police arrested her, three of her associates and recovered Rs 15,000 cash and a mobile phone

A school teacher and her three aides were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police, on Tuesday, August 9, for allegedly extorting money from the husband of a school manager whom she had accused of raping her.

Officials said that the husband of the manager of a private school, Viresh Sharma, was arrested on August 2 for allegedly sexually abusing the 22-year-old teacher in Kapseda village here.

A day after his arrest, police, based on a complaint from Sharma’s son, lodged a case of extortion against the teacher and her associates, identified as Rajan, Amir and Rajbahadur.

The teacher lured him to a hotel on June 21 where they stayed for the night, alleged Viresh Sharma. The woman had reportedly recorded them together and shared the video with her friend Rajan, said police officials.

Viresh Sharma also alleged that one of the teacher’s aides called him and demanded Rs 6 lakh and threatened to leak the video. Sharma said he had already paid Rs 1 lakh.

The teacher and her associates were arrested, said Superintendent of Police, S Anand. He added that cash worth Rs 15,000 and a mobile phone were seized from them.

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