JALANDHAR: The daughter of noted UK-based Punjabi singer Malkit Singh MBE of “Gur Nalon Ishq Mita” fame has been sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for having sexual relations with her pupil, a minor with learning problems.
Amardip Bhopari, 28, who began teaching at a school for children with learning difficulties in 2012, had confessed to the charges and was arrested in December 2013. She was sentenced on Friday. Her father has remained incommunicado ever since news of the case spread.
According to reports, Amardip’s relationship with the 16-year-old boy, who suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and dyslexia, started just before Valentine’s Day in 2013. The British media reported that her sexual encounters took place in the school art room, her car and even at an industrial estate near the school. She used to shower gifts on him and invite him home.
When the boy started dating a girl his own age and told Amardip that he wanted to end their relationship, she tried to dissuade him.
Amardip’s advocate told the court that she had deep remorse. Judge James Burbidge ordered that she be put on the sexual offenders’ register for 10 years.
Source: The Times of India