Teenage girl raped by teacher

Thane: A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 31-year-old teacher at his tuition class, police said today.

The accused, identified as Saneep Mahale, was arrested yesterday, said police sub-inspector VS Suryawanshi of Vishnunagar police station.

The alleged incident had happened earlier this month at Mahale’s residence in Garibacha Wada township.

He has been booked under various sections of IPC and sections 4 and 8 of POCSO Act 2012.