And­heri school rape ac­cused seeks bail


A WEEK af­ter be­ing ar­rested for al­legedly re­peat­edly sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a three-year-old stu­dent, the trustee and co­founder of an And­heri school was on Tues­day re­manded in ju­di­cial cus­tody.

The French na­tional has also moved a bail ap­pli­ca­tion be­fore the court, which will be heard on Novem­ber 17. The po­lice told the court they need to record some more state­ments in the case, in­clud­ing those of the school’s teach­ing and non-teach­ing staff.

Pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor Munna Inam­dar told mid-day, “Af­ter the ac­cused was ar­rested, the court had re­manded him in po­lice cus­tody for seven days and on Tues­day, he was sent to ju­di­cial cus­tody.”

Mean­while, in his ap­pli­ca­tion to the court, the ac­cused has de­nied the al­le­ga­tions claim­ing he is “in­no­cent and a vic­tim of cir­cum­stances.”

S. Balakr­ish­nan, the girl’s lawyer said, “The po­lice is yet to ar­rest a teacher who is an­other ac­cused. The child rights com­mis­sion will hear the mat­ter on Wed­nes­day morn­ing.”

The girl’s par­ents had also filed a crim­i­nal writ pe­ti­tion in the Bom­bay high court.

“The po­lice had sub­mit­ted a progress re­port on Novem­ber 9 and the mat­ter in HC has been kept for hear­ing on Novem­ber 24. Cops will sub­mit an­other progress re­port on that date,” said a po­lice of­fi­cial.

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