PATNA, India: Police in eastern India have arrested a school principal, two teachers and three students after a teenage girl blamed them and another 13 schoolmates for repeatedly raping her for the last seven months.
Police officer Har Kishore Rai says they arrested six people after the girl named the 19 accused in a written complaint on Friday.
Rai says the girl recorded her statement before a local court on Saturday and the report of her medical examination is awaited.
Rai says police are looking for 13 other schoolmates accused in the complaint.
Reports of rapes of women highlight the persistence of such violence in India despite a public outcry following the December 2012 fatal gang rape of a young woman in New Delhi.—AP