After protests by the parents and the public over the alleged sexual assault of a three-year-old nursery student last week in Mukherjee Nagar's Rosary Public School, the Delhi Police Commissioner on Tuesday transferred the case to the crime branch. The parents are demanding action against the school authorities.
According to police, the alleged incident had occurred last Tuesday in the National Capital's Mukherjee Nagar and the next day, a case was registered by the district police under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act.
"I was changing her school uniform when I noticed blood stains on her clothes. I took her to Hindu Rao hospital where after examination the doctor said that she had been molested," said the mother of the victim.
"For the last two months we noticed a change of behavior in our daughter. She used to remain frightened all the time. Even sometimes we noticed marks on her cheeks and neck. Sometimes her inner clothes were also missing. We had complained to the school authorities but no action was taken by them and the negligence by the authorities had led to this rape on September 4," said the father of the victim.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) North west district, Aslam Khan said that the case has been transferred to the Crime Branch and the medical report also stated that the girl was "touched" inappropriately.
"We have collected CCTV footage from the school and the case is being investigated from all angles. We are not ruling out the role of the school authority or any family member or neighbor. Further investigation is going on," said a senior police official. The school authorities said that the incident didn't occur in the campus and they have also launched an internal enquiry on the issue.