School van­dalised af­ter 4-yr-old sex­u­ally as­saulted

Millennium Post - - Mp City - ZAFAR AB­BAS

NEW DELHI: Lo­cals van­dalised a pri­vate school af­ter al­le­ga­tions that a 4-year-old girl was sex­u­ally as­saulted in­side the school premises in Ran­hola in Outer Dis­trict.

The lo­cals gheraoed and ran­sacked the school for hours af­ter they al­leged that the prin­ci­pal of the school took the mat­ter lightly. The sit­u­a­tion was brought un­der con­trol only af­ter the lo­cal po­lice in­ter­vened.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, par­ents of a four-year-old girl have filed a com­plaint al­leg­ing their daugh­ter was ‘in­ap­pro­pri­ately touched’ by some­one in the school. The fam­ily al­leged that when they ap­proached the school au­thor­i­ties, the prin­ci­pal took the mat­ter too ca­su­ally and asked them to come some other time. This irked the fam­ily and when they in­formed their friends in the lo­cal­ity, women and men gath­ered who van­dalised the school smash­ing the doors and win­dows with sticks.

“When the girl re­turned from the school, she com­plained of acute pain in the stom­ach. Af­ter her mother checked her she was found to be bleed­ing from her pri­vate parts. She in­formed the girl’s fa­ther. When we com­plained to the prin­ci­pal of the school, he mis­be­haved with us and asked us to come at some dif­fer­ent time,” said a rel­a­tive of the vic­tim child.

As soon as the po­lice were in­formed, they im­me­di­ately rushed to the spot and tried to pacify the pro­tes­tors who had gath­ered at the school in large num­bers. Af­ter the po­lice as­sured ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tion, the mob dis­persed. “On Wed­nes­day evening, a com­plaint was re­ceived at Ran­hola where the mother of the girl stated that her daugh­ter was in­ap­pro­pri­ately touched by an­other 4-year-old stu­dent or may be by an­other per­son. A case un­der sec­tion 6 of POCSO has been reg­is­tered at Ran­hola on De­cem­ber 5,” said Seju Ku­ruvilla, DCP, Outer Delhi. Po­lice is now con­duct­ing an in­quiry and is ques­tion­ing the school au­thor­i­ties.

A case sim­i­lar in na­ture was re­ported in Novem­ber last year from a pri­vate school in Dwarka in which a four-year-old boy was booked for sex­u­ally as­sault­ing his class­mate with his fin­ger and a pen­cil. The case came to light af­ter the mi­nor broke down and told her mother about the in­ci­dent. The girl said the boy used a sharp­ened pen­cil to as­sault her.

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