Teacher held for attempting to rape student

Kathmandu, March 18

Police have arrested a school principal on the charge of attempting to rape one of his girl students.

A police official said Shiva Karki, principal of Gyankunja Secondary Boarding School in Talchhikhel, Lalitpur, was taken into custody after the alleged victim filed an FIR against him at Satdobato-based Metropolitan Police Circle yesterday.

Karki is also the president of Private and Boarding Schools’ Organisation Nepal for Lalitpur district.

The girl said in the complaint that Karki, 44, had allegedly attempted to rape her on the terrace of the hostel building of the school by groping her.

However, Karki claimed that he was just trying to convince her to work harder for better results in the upcoming exams as her performance was not up to the mark.

Karki hails from Taplejung district and currently resides in Lalitpur Metropolitan City-14.

The official said Lalitpur District Court had remanded him to five-day judicial custody for further investigation into the case.