As per police sources, a six-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped inside the premises of a government school in Rajasthan’s Barmer on Friday.
A complaint has been filed basis of the victim’s father’s statement, which said that the student of Class 2 was tied to a table in a room near the school toilet and gangraped on Thursday. Currently both sweepers of the school have been detained.
Anita Rani, in-charge of the women’s police station in Barmer, said an FIR had been filed under section 376(D), 376-2(I) of the Indian Penal Code and the anti-child sexual abuse act. Doctors informed about the victim being in hospital who is currently stable.
“Doctors have not found any external or internal injuries on the girl in the medical examination. But we have sent her vaginal swab for forensic examination,” said superintendent of police Gagandeep Singla.
“We have asked a deputy SP to investigate the case.” The incident has come to light after the victim complained of pain in her private parts to her parents, who rushed her to a local hospital.
Doctors immediately suspected sexual assault and informed the police. Superintendent of police Gagandeep Singla and district collector Shivprasad Nakate scrutinized the school premises and questioned the authorities.
A huge question mark hovers around the safety of children in Indian schools. Concerns of parents are on the rise, after class II boy was found murdered outside a school toilet on the ground floor of the Ryan International school, Gurgaon, last week.
As per reports from the Rajasthan home department, 56 cases of alleged sexual violence against girls by teachers in schools have been registered. Shocking, none of the 55 teachers who have been accused, been convicted and five of the lot have been acquitted till date. Currently, data suggests, 36 such cases are pending in courts.
The figures also showed 16 such cases have remained inconclusive after the final reports submitted by the police.