Visit our new website:

Parents throng school after 4-yr-old 'sexually assaulted'

  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:37
Panicked parents rushed to a private school in T Dasarahalli on Wednesday, where a four-year-old was allegedly sexually assaulted by a security guard.

As the case grew foggier, angry parents demanded clarity from the school management. "Our children are also studying here. We need to know if the incident happened or not for our peace of mind," the parents demanded. To convince them that there was no evidence yet against the staff members, school authorities allowed the parents to view the CCTV footage, along with police officers and the father of the child. "The footage showed the movement of the child from the time she entered the school, till she left. Nothing seemed amiss," said one parent. Another parent, however, said, "Maybe it did not happen on Tuesday. They should check footage from previous days also."

The other parents were also agitated over conflicting reports about the whereabouts of the child and demanded a statement from the parents (child's) to clear their doubts.

"As per our knowledge, no such incident has occurred. The child was unwell and vomited in class. She was in the school from about 9.15 am to 1.30 pm," a member of the school management said. He added that guards are not allowed in the area of the school where classes are conducted. "We have all security measures in place, such as CCTV cameras and ID cards for parents," he added.

Education department officials visited the school to enquire about the incident. Deputy Director of Public Instruction for Bengaluru North, Abdul Wajid Khaji said, "From our inquiry and viewing of footage, it appears that no incident of sexual assault took place on the school premises. However, we will wait for the medical reports." The officials will visit the child once she recovers from fever, along with a counsellor. "The school is following all the prescribed safety norms. We will submit a detailed report to the government," he said.

Kripa Amar Alva, chairperson of Karnataka State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) visited the school. She said that they would await medical reports before further action.

Rashmi D'Souza, member of National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development attached to the union ministry of women and child development, visited the mother and child at their residence close to the school.

"The child has fever and the mother is very disturbed. The child told the mother that 'the guard uncle is bad'. The mother is not sure if sexual assault took place or not and the family is also waiting for the medical reports," D'Souza said.

DH News Service
Deccan Herald - City


Save big on top tech magazines.

Related Stories

Arnab Goswami – A legend in his own mind?
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:47

Times of India

North Korea bolsters defenses after flight by U.S. bombers, rhetoric escalates
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:46

SEOUL/NEW YORK (Reuters) - North Korea has been boosting defenses on its east coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday, after the North...

3 killed, 1 severely wounded after gun attack near Jerusalem – medics
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:18

Three people were killed and one severely wounded after a gunman opened fire at an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, 10km from Jerusalem, medics sa...

5 reasons to NEVER sleep naked
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:40

As a matter of fact, sleeping naked is not among the most comfortable things to do. And if you can’t sleep comfy, what’s the point in sleeping at ...

Canadian comedian Rick Mercer decides to end a Mercer Reporta after 15 seasons
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:27

In an interview with The Canadian Press, Mercer said there was no "seismic event or epiphany that this should be the end. It's still the best job ...

NFL players boycott anthem after Trump tirade
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:48

Reaction Mon 25 Sep, AT 11:22 NFL players boycott anthem after Trump tirade The US President urged bosses to sack ‘disre...

Turkish journalist Kadri Gursel released after 11 months in jail
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:21

After nearly a year in jail, leading Turkish journalist Kadri Gursel has been released by order of an Istanbul court ahead of trial. Sixteen other Cum...

India 'victim-shaming' row after judges bail rapists
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:55

The Indian woman was criticised for drinking, smoking, taking drugs and having condoms in her room. BBC News - Asia

How ‘Pythons’ are helping railways deliver
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:39

Times of India

Verizon quietly pulls Wear24 smartwatch after four months - CNET
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:39

LTE-connected smartwatch featured a robust battery with wireless charging. CNET News

Hong Kong stocks may extend decline after US indexes retreat
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:18

Hong Kong shares are likely to decline on Tuesday morning after futures on the benchmark index opened lower in the city. September futures contracts o...

Hong Kong man, 39, pinned down and arrested after trying to snatch policeman’s gun
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:51

A man was pinned down and arrested in Sheung Wan after allegedly attempting to snatch a police officer’s gun from its holster. Police said the 3...

News Categories