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Apr 05, 2013 at 04:35am IST

UP: Tuition teacher arrested for raping 16-year-old girl

Meerut: A class X student was allegedly raped by her tuition teacher at his home, prompting her to reportedly attempt suicide by consuming acid on Thursday, police said.

The 16-year-old girl is said to be in critical condition, while the accused Prem Prakash (25) has been arrested, police said.

The victim used to go to the teacher's home for tuition every day, they said.

UP: Teacher arrested for raping 16-year-old girl

Police said after this incident the girl attempt suicide by consuming acid on Thursday.

On Wednesday, Prakash raped the girl when she came to his home and prevented her from leaving his place, they said. The girl managed to escape in the evening and told her parents about the incident, following which they lodged a complaint with the police.

Upset over the incident, the victim consumed acid kept in her bathroom on Friday, they said.

Acting on the complaint, police have arrested the accused. The girl is not in a condition to speak so her statement could not be recorded, they said. The matter is being probed, they said.