Toddler sexually assaulted in Bengaluru school
Still the incident of Delhi school where a seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur, a student of Ryan International School, was found in the toilet with his throat slit is still fresh in the memory, another incident of a four-year-old toddler, allegedly sexually assaulted at a private school in north Bengaluru by a security person has shamed the IT city again.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (North Bengaluru) Chetan Singh Rathore said medical tests had been conducted and a case under the Protection of Children From Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act registered against unidentified person.
“The girl told her parents she was assaulted inside the school but CCTV footage available from 9.30 am onwards does not corroborate her statement. We have detained the security guards of the school and are questioning them,” Rathore said.
According to sources the matter was reported to the police after the child returned home on Tuesday and complained of pain. Suspecting a sexual assault, the parents rushed her to the MS Ramaiah Hospital and registered a complaint. The formal medical report is pending.
“We have registered a case based on the complaint of the parents. But we are not getting supporting evidence from the CCTV cameras or medical examination. No guards were seen near the girl... we are waiting for a formal medical report and to talk to the child,” said DCP Chethan Singh Rathor.
Police said they have taken a security guard into custody after questioning the school staff. They said cases will also be filed against the school management if any negligence is found said the police.
The school, located in Dasarahalli area on the city outskirts, has CCTV cameras and other security protocol in place. With increasing incidents of attack on children in Bengaluru and elsewhere, security at schools has become a matter of huge concern after a child was found murdered at a school in the Millennium City last week.
Hundreds of parents have been holding protests in Mumbai and Gurgaon, near Delhi, outside the various branches of the school.
- Mehbooba directs police to check harassment by cow vigilantes in Valley 23 Sep 2017 | PTI
- Minor girl allegedly raped in Garo Hills 23 Sep 2017 | PTI
- ‚ÄėFatah Ka Fatwa' stopped: Centre tells High Court 23 Sep 2017 | PTI
- Ragging case: 6 students expelled from IIIT-Nuzvid 23 Sep 2017 | PTI
- Woman fraudulently uses Mangeshkar's name to collect donations, booked 23 Sep 2017 | PTI
- Hyderabad boy rescued from Andhra; kidnapper held 23 Sep 2017 | PTI
- 4 U‚Äôkhand villages to get science, technology push 23 Sep 2017 | PNS
- Merged AIADMK wants EC to restore Two Leaves symbol 23 Sep 2017 | PNS
- Modi releases postage stamp on Lord Ram 23 Sep 2017 | PTI
- Rs 2.6L interest subsidy for MIG on home loans 23 Sep 2017 | PNS
Sunday EditionView All
24 Sep 2017 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai
In a clear indication of an irreconcilable rift between it and its senior alliance partner BJP, the Shiv Sena on Saturday staged simultaneous protests at 12 places across the metropolis against the hike in prices of fuel, essential commodities and domestic gas cylinders. Amid intense speculation that Sena president Uddhav Thackeray — during his Dussehra rally to be held next week — might announce withdrawal of his party’s support to the...
STATE EDITIONSView All
24 Sep 2017 | PNS | Ranchi
Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Saturday said that the foundation for new power plant at Patratu — a joint venture of Jharkhand Government and National Thermal Power Corruption (NTPC) will be laid soon. During a meeting with NTPC Chairman Gurdeep Singh here on Thursday CM said that the plant will not only fill the energy gap in State but will also be able to supply power to other States...