Six-Year-Old Sexually Assaulted at Bangalore School

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Rape_generic_360NewZNew (Bangalore) : Exactly a week after a nursery student was allegedly sexually abused at a school in Bangalore, a six-year-old girl has been raped. The police suspect the assault took place in her school premises and one person is being questioned in this regard.  The child was assaulted twice, on October 28 and 29, said Alok Kumar, Additional Commissioner of police, Law and Order.

On Wednesday, the child came home complaining of stomach ache. When the family took her to the hospital, the doctors confirmed that she had been sexually assaulted, sources told NewZNew.  A rape case was filed at the Jeevanbhima Nagar police station this afternoon. Mr Kumar, who later visited the school, said, “We have detained a person and we have also lodged a case against the school for not following police guidelines.”

The police had come up with a set of guidelines about child safety in schools after several incidents of sexual assault in schools were reported. The guidelines – which included installation of CCTV cameras in schools and GPS in school buses – were to be adopted by August-end. But in the middle of September, nearly 200 schools were booked for defaulting. On October 21 — last Tuesday — a three-year-old was allegedly raped in her school. The police filed a criminal case against the school after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah ordered action.

The same day, a charge-sheet was filed in the case of rape of a six-year-old girl at the Vibgyor International School. The incident, which took place in July, caused widespread uproar. The two gym instructors who were arrested in the case have been charged with gang-rape and destruction of evidence.