A 46-year-old school teacher and father of two daughters was arrested here for allegedly ‘marrying’ his minor student, a 15-year-old girl, said a police official on Friday.

Police arrested K Somaraju on Thursday, Hindi teacher of Yandagani Zilla Parishad High School near Bhimavaram in West Godavari district for luring the girl under the guise of love and ‘marrying’ her by tying a sacred thread around her neck, police said.

“Somaraju courted the minor girl for four months and gave his smartphone to her. Recently, he picked her up from her house, took her to his house and married her.