Guwahati: A government school teacher was arrested for allegedly raping a woman in Assam’s Dhemaji district on Friday night.
The incident took place at Bhebeli Gaon Village in Sissibargaon.
The arrested teacher was identified as Dharmeshwar Saikia, headmaster of a primary school in Bhebeli.
According to sources, Saikia allegedly took advantage of the darkness and raped the woman nearby his house.
Meanwhile, the woman’s sister-in-law witnessed the incident and shouted for help, following which the neighbors came and thrashed the notorious headmaster and handed him over to Sissibargaon police.
The police filed a case (146/2022) under sections 448 and 376 of the Indian Penal Code at Silapathar Police Station.