10-year-old girl raped in govt school in Shahdara
MINORS AT RISK Suspect, a 38-yr-old daily wage worker with the EDMC, held
NEWDELHI: A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped within the premises of the Shahdara government school she was studying in on Tuesday by a 38-yearold man employed as a sweeper. The police said the girl’s parents approached the police on Saturday, after which the suspect was arrested and sent to jail.
According to the police, the assault came to light when the girl’s health deteriorated, since she stopped eating after returning home from school on Tuesday.
The girl, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, lives at her relative’s house in northeast Delhi, the police said.
East Delhi Municipal Corporation mayor Bipin Bihari said the services of the suspect, a daily wage sanitation staff with the corporation, have been terminated with immediate effect.
“Her uncle told us that the girl refused to go the school on
Wednesday. She had not been eating since Tuesday evening and did not even go out to play. When asked, she did not tell her family anything. On Thursday, she got a fever. His uncle told us that with the help of his colleague, he took the girl to a hos- washroom of a school in northeast Delhi’s Karawal Nagar. He died after being taken to hospital August 2017: A nine-year-old boy, studying in a private school in Ghaziabad, died in suspicious circumstances after he allegedly slipped and fell in a corridor on the second floor of the school building
July 2017: A minor girl was raped in a private school’s taxi in west Delhi by its driver
January 2017: A class 2 student died mysteriously in her school in Noida after she fell unconscious while participating in a karate competition.
pital on Friday. There, they found out about the sexual assault,” a police officer, not authorised to speak to media, said.
The girl’s aunt then asked her about the assault, which is when the girl opened up and narrated the incident. Deputy commissioner of police (Shahdara) Meghna Yadav said the girl told her family that she was dragged behind a wall by the man during a school break.
She said that after raping her, the man also threatened her against disclosing the incident to anyone at school or in her family, Yadav said.
“The police approached us on Saturday. We have registered a case of rape and the suspect was arrested from his house in northeast Delhi. Counselling sessions were arranged for the victim and the suspect has been sent to jail,” Yadav said.
In October last year, a fiveyear-old girl was allegedly raped by the driver of her school van in Delhi in Rohini’s Shahbad Dairy.
In August last year, a class two student of a New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) school in the upscale Gole Market area was allegedly raped by an electrician on the institute premises.