Ghaziabad: Dance Trainer arrested for allegedly raping minor in his academy

A 24-year-old dance trainer allegedly raped a 16-and-a-half-year-old student who attended his classes. As per police, apart from raping the girl accused allegedly tried to extort money from her. In fact, the parents of the accused were also involved in the act. The case is registered in Sahibabad police station.

The accused is identified as Sumit Ghosh also known as Rudra. He runs a dance academy in Rajendra Nagar, Delhi. The girl’s family approached Sahibabad police alleging rape and extortion after they got to know about her ordeal. The girl used to live in Shalimar Garden.

The girl’s father, who owns a playschool in Sahibabad, told that the girl had stolen more than Rs 1 lakh from her home in the past one year to pay the accused who was extorting her.

“Three to four months after my daughter got enrolled in the dance academy, I noticed that small sums of money were getting stolen from my wallet almost daily. I began locking up my wallet inside an almirah thereafter,” said the girl’s father.

“The accused lured her and raped her a few days ago. He also recorded the act with his mobile phone and threatened the girl to upload it on social networking websites and started demanding money,” said Rajesh Kumar, the circle officer of Sahibabad.

The police said that after blackmailing the victim, the accused duped her with lakhs of rupees and kept on raping her for many days. His parents also were also party to the blackmailing. When the accused teacher began frequently demanding sexual favors and asked for more money, she told her ordeal to her neighbour’s driver, who told about the incident to her parents.

“The matter came to light when girl’s parents were informed about the incident and the video clip by her neighbour’s driver who then informed police about the matter. On the basis of the girl’s complaint, an FIR was immediately registered and the police started their investigation. On Wednesday morning, a raid was conducted and the accused was arrested from his residence” added Kumar.